The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our daily lives is becoming undeniable. From AI written papers to AI customer service, if you haven’t encountered AI yet, it seems like it can only be a matter of time before you do.
For all the flack AI gets for destroying arts culture, it can still be very beneficial. Artificial intelligence in customer service can lead to customers getting a quicker response for issues they may encounter with a business or service, while students researching papers may save time on pulling data from multiple sources with the assistance of AI.
Now, AI could be used in another helpful way: helping to use radiography to diagnose osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint.
Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint can be an extremely painful condition which can cause temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ dysfunction) in the jaw. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction occurs when the temporomandibular joint of the jaw becomes dislodged from the jaw itself, causing pain, difficulty speaking and chewing, difficulty opening and closing your mouth, migraine headaches, tinnitus, teeth grinding, and head, neck, and back pain.
While diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint has typically been done by a physician and in some cases, imaging, but typically the review of that imaging has been done by a human expert.
With artificial intelligence, how we diagnose osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint could soon change. When tested in a recent study, AI was able to accurately identify and diagnose osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint in an impressive amount of cases, as reviewed by osteoarthritis specialists.
This is good news for patients, as getting an accurate diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint could become a lot faster, which means the patient can be treated a lot sooner.
If you are suffering from pain in the jaw, speak to your doctor about being evaluated for osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint. While using artificial intelligence to diagnose your osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint may not be available in your area yet, getting a diagnosis of this debilitating condition can set you on the path to living pain free.
If you suffer from any temporomandibular joint pain, please reach out to Dr. Abelar. He has been treating and diagnosing temporomandibular joint dysfunction for years, and can help customize a treatment plan that can help.