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Informative Essay On Dental Radiographs

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Dental radiographs are necessary for diagnostic purposes. Radiographs enable the dental professional to identify many conditions that may otherwise go undetected and to see many conditions that are not visible clinically (Iannucci & Howerton, 2017). While doing a restorative assessment, the clinician has to rely on dental radiograph to be able to detect caries lesions and check the condition of restorations that cannot be identified by clinical examination alone. For example: when the clinician is assessing a restauration, he uses the explorer to check the margins and uses his visual perception to detect caries. At plain sight he might think that it only need to be replaced; however, after looking at the radiograph he recognizes that there is caries underneath the…show more content…
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