This week I have a case of some serious calculus on the mandibular anterior teeth. I have both a radiograph and a clinical photo as well. Calculus appears a radiopaque ‘growths’ on the mesial and/or distal surfaces of teeth. It is typically found near the cemento-enamel junction but can occur anywhere along the tooth (crown or root). The radiopacity is less than that of tooth structure.
I realize calculus is a fairly common occurrence in dentistry I like how this shows both the radiographic and clinical views of a severe calculus buildup. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!