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Child or adolescent
Adult dentate or partially edentulous
Caries risk assessment should determine frequency
Radiographs should not be performed without evidence of pathology
Children with primary or transitional dentition
BW every 12
If proximal surfaces cannot be examined visually or with a probe
BW every 18
BW every 24
21 yr old college student, no prior dental work, how often for radiograph?
Every 2-3 years (24-36 months)
6 year old male
Negative (nonsignificant) medical history
No obvious carious lesions
Interproximal contacts open and can be visualized clinically
What type of radiographs should be recommended?
Radiographs not indicated.
45 year old male
Recall patient with several missed appointments
Medical history indicates
Takes several medications that may cause dry mouth as a side effect
Poor diet, consumes sugared beverages regularly
History of extensive dental treatment of carious lesions
When should bitewing radiographs be recommended?
Every 6-18 months
rule this out before root caries.
If you don't see canal for root, it could be
bifurcation near apex, near pulp champer could be a pulp stone.
If you don't see alveolar crest pointed end in anterior teeth,
you could have start of perio
Ifincisive foramen is bigger than 1 cm, it could be a
Always see nasopalatine canal with