occlusal film

oc·clu·sal film

(ŏ-klū'zăl film)
Intraoral projection taken to provide a wider view of either the maxilla and palate or the mandible and floor of the mouth. Used to view eruption pattern of teeth.

oc·clu·sal ra·di·o·graph

(ŏ-klūzăl rādē-ō-graf)
Intraoral section film positioned on occlusal plane and used in visualizing entire sections of jaw; especially useful in exploring calcifications of sublingual salivary glands and in viewing eruption patterns of teeth.
Synonym(s): occlusal film.
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Whereas an occlusal film together with a panoramic view are routinely used for vertical parallax.
3) The classic occlusal film can reliably show ductal sialoliths, but small and intraglandular stones may be missed.
Although various radiographic exposures, including periapical radiograph, occlusal films, panoramic view, and lateral cephalograms, can help in evaluating the position of the canines.
Occlusal films are cross-sectional views of the dental arches and the incisal edges of the teeth.
Occlusal films also are useful in patients who cannot open their mouths wide enough to accommodate a periapical film, such as patients with trauma or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) conditions, as well as small pediatric patients.
Posterior mandibular occlusal films are exposed in the same manner, but with the film positioned over the area of interest.
Periapical and occlusal films are used to image specific areas of interest when a highly detailed image is desired.