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tooth decay x-ray, teeth cavity xray, dental caries, radiographic film, digital

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radiographic x-ray xray tooth decay cavity dental caries x-rays digital xrays teeth cavities Clinical and radiographic diagnosis. A new patient wanted dental treatment for a maxillary premolar tooth #13 that had been left exposed for over a year since root canal treatment was completed at another dental office. The temporary dental filling had fallen out long ago. 1. A dental x-ray radiograph showed root canal treatment that appeared to properly extend to the tooth root apices and a significant angular bony defect on the distal of the premolar leading to the first molar. 2. Buccal photo. 3. Palatal photo. 4. Occlusal photo. Treatment options: Tooth extraction and then dental implant tooth replacement or retreat the root canal because it was left exposed to oral bacteria too long and probably reinfected, then place a cast gold post and core, crown lengthening gum surgery and a dental crown. Based on the amount of dental caries tooth decay that extends below the gum as seen in the photos and the xray I would extract this tooth and place a dental implant.
x-rays digital xrays teeth cavities periapical bitewings interproximal radiographs x-ray xray tooth Radiographic decay dental diagnosis. Teeth cavities can be difficult to identify on dental x-rays radiographs. Dark shadows can be seen in the outer whiter tooth enamel. Many dental students are taught x-ray diagnosis using film but more private practices are moving towards digital xray. Schools should better prepare students during these years of transition from film to digital dental xrays. I have personally seen this problem with dental students.
radiograph x-ray xray tooth decay cavity dental caries x-rays digital xrays teeth cavities bitewing Radiographic tooth decay. This digital bitewing x-ray shows dental caries tooth decay as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. Teeth cavities that are seen in between the teeth in either periapical or bitewing x-rays are called interproximal decay.
x-ray xray tooth decay cavity dental caries x-rays xrays teeth cavities periapical interproximal A dental radiograph that shows tooth decay. This digital periapical x-ray clearly shows dental caries tooth decay as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. Teeth cavities that are seen in between the teeth in either periapical or bitewing x-rays are called interproximal decay. An x-ray means the same thing as an xray and so the words are used interchangeably here.
x-ray xray tooth decay cavity dental caries x-rays xrays teeth cavities bitewings interproximal A digital bitewing x-ray of interproximal dental caries - tooth decay between the teeth. This x-ray clearly shows teeth cavities as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. A radiograph means x-ray.

 

 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.