Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 266--270

Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in children


Priya Shetty, Ann Thomas, B Sowmya 
 Department of Pedodontics, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Priya Shetty
Department of Pedodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences NH17, Kuntikana, Mangalore - 575 008, Karnataka
India

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis involves fusion of the mandibular condyle with the base of the skull. It results in functional, esthetic, and psychosocial limitations, if it affects children at an early age. Hence, it is important to recognize and diagnose the pathology and provide immediate treatment alternatives to improve the patient condition. In this case report, we highlight the diagnostic perspective of TMJ ankylosis in children, and the use of 3D computed tomography as an effective diagnostic aid.


How to cite this article:
Shetty P, Thomas A, Sowmya B. Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2014;32:266-270


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Shetty P, Thomas A, Sowmya B. Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 19 ];32:266-270
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