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Old 09-29-2003, 07:39 AM   #1
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Post Tomogram of the tmj

Has anyone had a tomogram of the tmj? I am scheduled for one Thursday and am wondering how it is done etc.

Do they inject dye into your joints? How long does it take?



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Old 09-29-2003, 10:38 AM   #2
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ive had numerous tomograms done, and they dont inject dye into the TMJs. it's just like a normal xray.. easy and fast.

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Saaraah!

I have been a little concerned because someone told me that I would have to have dye injected into the jaw.

Thanks again for the reply,


Old 09-29-2003, 12:07 PM   #4
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When they shoot dye into the joint,it is called a arthrogram. They hurt like $$$$ and it is a good thing they only wanted to do it on my right tmj because I would have NEVER let them touch the other side. It felt like a hot nail being drilled into my joint. Then once they get inside the joint, they move the needle around to get different picures. I had a discogram on my back and it is pretty much the same horrendous pain.
Tomograms are nothing to worry about.
Take care,

Old 09-29-2003, 05:07 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the info Elaine. Hopefully I won't have to have that done!

Much appreciated,


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