bitewing


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bitewing

[′bīt‚wiŋ]
(medicine)
A dental x-ray film having a central wing on which the teeth can close to hold it in place.
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The value of bitewing radiographs in epidemiological caries research : a systematic review of the literature.
Following the clinical evaluation, two bitewings in addition to maxillary and mandibular anterior periapical radiographs were obtained to evaluate proximal tooth surfaces for caries, investigate canine areas, and rule out other pathology.
Bitewing x-rays have proved to be very useful to detect caries in interproximal and occlusal surfaces of deciduous and permanent molars, since direct visual inspection is not possible in all cases, as interproximal surfaces are wide and their contacts prevent correct diagnosis.
Reynolds, "The anticariogenic effect of sugar-free gum containing CPP-ACP nanocomplexes on approximal caries determined using digital bitewing radiography," Caries Research, vol.
Several techniques have been proposed previously and implemented but they were semi-automated and require several bitewing images to form the atlas.
Value of bitewing radiographs for detecting approximal caries in 6-year-old children in the Netherlands.
A retrospective study assessing annual bitewing radiographs of children (n=374), was conducted by Mejare et al.
One of the most common procedures is the "bitewing" X-ray which uses an X-ray film clenched between the teeth in a tab of plastic or cardboard, to check for decay between the teeth.
They found that over a lifetime, brain tumour patients were twice as likely to have had a bitewing dental examination, in which X-ray film is held in place by a tab between the teeth.
They found that people who had meningiomas were twice as likely as those who did not have to ever have a bitewing X-ray.
Each child will receive bitewing X-rays and an exam by a dentist, who will determine if sealants are an appropriate preventive treatment.
A bitewing radiograph (BWX) radiograph is taken to view the crowns of the teeth only, allowing for detailed detection of early dental decay and to assess periodontal bone height.