dental radiograph


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dental radiograph

A radiograph of dental structures made on x-ray film or stored as a digital image. The radiographs may be extraoral or intraoral. Three common types of intraoral dental images are periapical, interproximal, and occlusal radiographs.
See also: radiograph
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Therefore it is important to ensure that any radiograph taken must offer net benefit to the health care of the patient.13 Numerous publications have pointed out that many dental radiographs taken are of poor quality to an extent where they are of no diagnostic value.14,15
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