The difference in specificity does not necessarily involve inappropriate restoration of teeth, but it does mean that the interpretation of BW radiographs would benefit from comparison to previous standardized 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
Dentists routinely rely on bitewing radiographs
to help diagnose interproximal caries.
Table 3 shows the error that necessitated each retake for PSP plates and direct sensors when taking bitewing radiographs
. The main cause of bitewing retakes, for both direct sensors (26.8%) and PSP (15.4%), was an error in image receptor placement.
Horizontal versus vertical bitewing radiographs
in opening interproximal tooth contacts.
In vitro performance of a pen-type laser fluorescence device and bitewing radiographs
for approximal caries detection in permanent and primary teeth.
Although the prevalence rates have been reported using bitewing radiographs
and OPTs, PEIR can be detected using either radiograph.
(5) The radiographic method, by contrast, may be difficult to perform in children because the size of the film or its holder (e.g, the one used to take bitewing radiographs
) may cause some intraoral discomfort.
Unfortunately, the devices can be confusing to assemble because each device consists of three pieces that can be assembled in multiple ways, and there are three types of such devices for anterior, posterior and bitewing radiographs
(in addition to a fourth accessory device for taking endodontic radiographs).
Caption: Figure 5: Bitewing radiographs
of the PEIR-affected tooth (permanent mandibular left second molar) when the patient was (a) 13 years, 4 months old, (b) 15 years, 3 months old, and (c) 17 years, 4 months old.
A comparison between bitewing radiographs
taken with rectangular and circular collimators in UK military dental practices: a retrospective study.
For example, dental radiographs are useful in detecting larger, advanced and possibly cavitated dental caries, but limited image resolution and poor radiographic contrast of early carious lesions reduces radiographs insensitive for detecting early stage dental caries.6 In the last decade, several new caries detection methodologies have emerged.8 Many of these new developments are bitewing radiographs
, dyes, fiber-optic light transillumination, and quantitative light (or laser) induced fluorescence.9