occlusal radiograph


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oc·clu·sal ra·di·o·graph

intraoral section film positioned on the occlusal plane and used in visualizing entire sections of the jaw; especially useful in exploring calcifications of the sublingual salivary glands.

occlusal radiograph

an intraoral radiograph or dental image made with the film or image receptor placed on the occlusal surfaces of one of the arches. It shows the relationship of teeth to underlying structures in the alveolar process, such as cysts and abscesses.

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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