TI : A Positional Analysis of Mandibular Condyle on the Submentovertex Radiograph for Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
AU : Kim SH; Choi SC; Byun JS
AD : Department of Dental Radiology . College of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University
Department of Oral Surgery. College of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University
SO : JKAOMFR. 1991;21(1):73-81
ISSN : 1225-049X
PY : 1990
LA : KOREAN
CP : KOREA
AB : The purpose of this study was to analyze the position of mandibular condyle on the submentovertex radiograph, thereafter to evaluate the usefulness of submentovertex radiograph in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and to check the best method of tomographic techniques. Submentovertex radiographs which were taken in 75 temporomandibular joint dysfunction patients and 75 normal persons were used as the sample for this study.
The obtained results were as follows:
The submentovertex radiograph was a improper method in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and discrimination of affected side. The selective tomography was a better method than any other tomographic techniques in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.