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Department of Radiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 19 Kopernika Street, 31-501 Cracow, Poland
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 31-155 Cracow, Poland
Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Urbanik
Department of Radiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 19 Kopernika Street, 31-501 Cracow, Poland

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Diseases and Tempromandibular Joints

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Dear Colleagues,

Contemporary diagnostic imaging plays an important role both in the emergency management of painful lesions and treatment process of the orofacial region. In this field, dental diseases must be mentioned as a source of the most common medical issues where dental-focused X-rays are most commonly used. Panoramic X-rays are an extension of the aforementioned techniques where surrounding bone including temporomandibular joints can be assessed. Micro computed tomography (micro CT) is a modality with a slightly higher ionizing radiation dose but with excellent spatial resolution that is useful in the assessment of tissue adjacent to the tooth and innermost tooth structure. Another frequent causative factor of pain in the orofacial region is morbidities or dysfunction of temporomandibular joints. The diagnostic process in this case relies on clinical examination with the aid of ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance (MR). US is excellent in dynamic real time assessment of TMJ function that can be diagnostically supported by MR if the analysis of metabolic process-related changes is needed. In this Special Issue, we would like connect the knowledge of diagnostic imaging professionals including radiologists with dental professionals and specialists in the field of orthodontics with a special focus on dental problems and temporomandibular joints diseases. We also want to emphasize our interest in artificial intelligence, which is bridging the advances of modern technology with medicine in order to help medical professionals in diagnostic and treatment processes. We believe that the scientific discussion in our Special Issue will be a source of knowledge for professionals of various medical disciplines focused on scientific development with benefits for the patient.

Dr. Rafał Obuchowicz
Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Pihut
Dr. Karolina Nurzynska
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Urbanik
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Keywords

  • general dentistry
  • special dental topics
  • dental therapy
  • dental traumatology
  • endodontics
  • orthodontics
  • temporomandibular joints, functional temporomandibular problems, temporomandibular disease
  • dental radiology, radiography, computed tomography, micro ct, magnetic resonance, ultrasonography
  • radiomics
  • artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • gerodontology
  • implant dentistry
  • restorative dentistry
  • dental trauma, dental therapy
  • oral medicine and oral diagnosis

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Dentistry Journal
dentistry
2.6 4.0 2013 27.8 Days CHF 2000 Submit
Journal of Clinical Medicine
jcm
3.9 5.4 2012 17.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
jfb
4.8 5.0 2010 13.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Medicina
medicina
2.6 3.6 1920 19.6 Days CHF 1800 Submit

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Severity of Temporomandibular Joint Disc Displacement and Generalized Joint Hypermobility in Growing Patients: A Cross-Sectional Magnetic Resonance Image Study
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(22), 12495; https://doi.org/10.3390/app132212495 - 20 Nov 2023
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Background: This study aimed to investigate the association between the internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), in particular the severity of disc displacement (DD), and the presence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) in growing patients evaluated on magnetic resonance images (MRIs). The [...] Read more.
Background: This study aimed to investigate the association between the internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), in particular the severity of disc displacement (DD), and the presence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) in growing patients evaluated on magnetic resonance images (MRIs). The study also investigated the relationship between the stages of DD severity and age. Methods: This cross-sectional study has been conducted on a pre-orthodontic population (8–16 years). The GJH was assessed with the Beighton test (cutoff ≥ 4) and the final sample of 56 patients was divided into two groups: a study group, 30 subjects with GJH, and a control group, 26 subjects without GJH. The disc position was evaluated on MRI and the severity of DD was classified in four stages. Pearson’s χ2 Test was performed for the analysis of the statistical correlation. Results: A statistically significant relationship between GJH and disc position was found, in particular, a disc displacement with reduction (DDwR) and DD severity. A positive association also emerged between the severity of DD and age, that increased with increasing age. Conclusions: The research results suggest that there is an association between the presence of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) and disc displacement (DD) in growing patients. Growing patients with GJH showed a higher severity of DD. In older patients, greater severity of DD was evident, suggesting that this condition may worsen with age during growth. Full article
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