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How to Read Dental X-ray - OPG and CBCT?
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Learn the fundamental basics, in this straightforward explanatory video:

  • How do dental x-ray work, and how to read dental x-ray images?
  • The differences between bitewing, periapical and occlusal images
  • What’s the typical radiolucency (darkness) of structures such as enamel, dentin, nerve, gum and bone?
  • How to detect cavities, bone loss, abscesses, cysts, calculus (tart) and more using x-ray images?
  • What further information do extraoral images, such as panoramic and CEPH x-ray, provide?

The last part of the video explains how to apply the buccal object rule to determine which object is in the front (buccal) and which is in the back (lingual). If you are familiar with the above fundamentals, but not sure how to add depth interpretation using x-ray images, you may skip to this part of the video, starting at minute 18:15 of this video.

You can also use this video to train your clinic team, and even to provide it as an introductory guide for curious patients. And even more down-to-earth explanatory video about dental x-rays, designed for the public, can be found here. Adding such guides to your website can help you better communicate, educate, inform and align with your entire team and with your patients.

Last thing to take into account, is that this video mainly focuses on basic dental x-ray procedures done at the dentists clinics. Obviously, when you send your patients to external dental imaging facilities that offer an extensive support layer, like DentQ,  you can get support and various radiology reports that will help you with the interpretation of the dental imaging images of those patients. However, it is always a good idea to educate yourself, your team and some patients with such tutorial videos, since it will improve your quality of service, and get everyone more engaged and informed.

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