Archive for the ‘ Radiograph ’ Category

X-Ray Taking in Children

Radiographs arev a useful diagnostic tool in aiding proper diagnosis and treatment for children. Efficiency is a necessity in taking radiographs. This is to avoid over exposure to radiation and taking the least amount of time possible to give our young patients a very positive dental experience.

Correct information about radiographic techniques, positions and angulations are things that we need to know for efficient radiograph taking. Proper behavior management is also necessary in gaining patient cooperation throughout the whole process.

Documenting Clinical Cases

Diagnosis in dentistry is an essential tool in formulating the treatment plan for our patients. The accuracy of the records we have taken becomes the foundation for deciding the best treatment plan possible. However in the modern day dentistry, treatment sometimes becomes the main focus when we encounter patients, eclipsing the importance of comprehensive diagnosis and planning.

Every diagnostic tool is essential from casts, radiographs, photographs and history taking. Among these, diagnostic photography and history taking is commonly passed by due to the tediosity of the procedure and the format of patients’ records readily available. Thereby, equipping oneself with the importance and additional knowledge of the techniques involved in diagnostic photography and history taking, will help reinforce, not only the practice, but also the decision making for an educated treatment plan.

Documenting Clinical Cases by Paolo Mark B. Manzano, DMD, MScD

Dental Radiography for Dental Implants

Radiography of the mouth and associated structures in dental implant placement can intially be frustrating. However, once the radiograph techniques are mastered, it is possible to produce high quality diagnostic dental radiographs consistently. Dental radiography is consistently under utilized in dental pratice; one aspect is in dental implant placement.
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Radiographic Diagnosis of Cancer

Cancer is one of the most dreaded disease experienced by men. It is one of the major health problems worldwide. Cancer is characterized by uncontrollable invasive growth of abnormal cells which have the tendency to spread through lymph nodes. Prognosis of cancer depends on the location, size and clinical staging of the lesion.
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Pediatric Radiology

Radiograph is a useful diagnostic aid in oral examination of children and should be done efficiently for them to remember it as a pleasant experience. The goals in pediatric radiology are: to expose the patient to minimal amount of radiation, take radiograph in the shortest time possible and come up with an appropriate examination of the teeth and supporting structures. Read more


An Orthopantomogram, also known as OPG is a two-dimensional panoramic scanning dental x ray of the upper and lower jaws and its surrounding structures. It is the primary diagnostic imaging tool used by dentists to provide information on the maxillary and mandibular structures prior to any dental procedure. Its use encompasses all specialties in dentistry, from surgery to restorative dentistry. Its use can’t be utilized unless the dentist fully understand what can be seen in dental radiograph.

Because it is only two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional structures of oral and maxillofacial region, superimpositions of the hard and soft tissues are common. The clinician must overcome this before he/she can ascertain whether a structure is pathologic or not.

Intraoral Radiograph

Dental practitioners should stay informed of new developments in equipment, materials and techniques to ensure high quality radiograph. A good quality radiograph exhibits maximum detail. It will show the teeth and anatomic structures with minimum distortion and with optimal density and contrast.

Successful way of taking an intraoral radiograph has three factors. These are: proper positioning, appropriate exposure and correct processing.
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Plate Extraoral: Panoramic X-Ray 1

Extraoral Radiograph – panoramic view, plate no. 1

Panoramic X-Ray 1

Panoramic X-Ray 1

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