intraoral radiographs


Radiographic Technique: Mandibular Occlusal Radiographs 1

This is the second and last post on occlusal technique.  For a refresher on basic occlusal technique go here. Mandibular Occlusal Radiographs Mandibular Anterior  The mandibular anterior occlusal radiograph is frequently made on both adults and children.  On adults, it is made with a size 4 film/phosphor plate with the […]


Radiographic Technique: Maxillary Occlusal Radiographs 3

This is the first of two posts on occlusal technique.  Below are images I have taken with a very cooperative patient – DXTTR.  The only problem for some of the images is he has no neck so I did the best I could.  😀 Occlusal Technique (general) Occlusal radiographs are […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Occlusal Radiographs

This is the last post I have planned for anatomy and it will be on occlusal radiographs. Mandible Short and sweet here with only one anatomical landmark readily visible. The genial tubercles (yellow arrow) appear as a small radiopaque mass(es) extending off the lingual aspect of the mandible. Maxilla The nasal […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Intraoral Radiographs Part 2 7

This is part 2 (posterior) of anatomy on intraoral radiographs. Mandible The mental foramen  appears as a round to oval radiolucent area near the apex of the second premolar. The inferior alveolar nerve canal (mandibular canal) appears as radiolucent band with two thin radiopaque lines running parallel to each other […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Intraoral Radiographs Part I 37

I am starting a new series of posts on anatomy on radiographs.  There will be two posts on intraoral radiographs (Part I – anterior and Part II – posterior), one on occlusal radiographs, one on pantomographs and lastly one on skull radiographs (primarily lateral cephalometric skull radiographs). Anatomical radiographic appearances […]