calculus


Periodontal radiographic assessment: Irritating factors (natural and man-made)

This week I will be going over other radiographic findings that should be noted as they are irritating to the surrounding soft tissue. Natural There are two entities in this category to be aware of; open contacts and calculus.  Open contacts can be either natural (as seen in the first […]


Case of the week: Calculus with clinical photo

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 […]