bitewing radiograph


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Related to bitewing radiograph: periapical film, periapical radiograph

bite·wing ra·di·o·graph

intraoral dental film adapted to show the coronal portion and cervical third of the root of the teeth in near occlusion; especially useful in detecting interproximal caries and determining alveolar septal height.

bite·wing ra·di·o·graph

(bīt'wing rā'dē-ō-graf)
Intraoral dental film adapted to show the coronal portion and cervical third of the root of the teeth in near occlusion; especially useful in detecting interproximal caries and determining alveolar septal height.

bitewing radiograph

A radiograph that shows the crowns and cervical third of the roots of the maxillary and mandibular teeth. Bitewing radiographs are usually taken on premolar and molar teeth.
Synonym: interproximal radiograph
See also: radiograph

bite·wing ra·di·o·graph

(bīt'wing rā'dē-ō-graf)
Intraoral dental film adapted to show coronal portion and cervical third of root of teeth in near occlusion; useful in detecting interproximal caries and determining alveolar septal height.
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It also refers to the ability to use this one device to perform all three functions of taking anterior periapical, posterior periapical and bitewing radiographs.
The three-function XCP-ORA dental X-ray positioning device consists of five different parts, three parts of which together make a specific assemblage for taking anterior, posterior or bitewing radiographs, respectively.
Dentists routinely rely on bitewing radiographs to help diagnose interproximal caries.
Although the prevalence rates have been reported using bitewing radiographs and OPTs, PEIR can be detected using either radiograph.
The bitewing XCP comes with different types of film holders, one for taking vertical bitewing radiographs, the other for taking pediatric-sized radiographs.
In paediatric dental practices there were significantly more bitewing radiographs taken than in general practices, a finding shared by Hanes et al.
Many oral health care practitioners write records that say, for example, "#3 MOD composite" for a three-surface restoration; "#29 RCT" for root canal treatment; "PR" for prophylaxis; "SC" for a scaling procedure; "HCI" for homecare instructions; "PC" for periodontal charting; "EX" for exam; FI for fluoride treatment and "BWX" for bitewing radiographs in the patient's record.