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Mod 6 BitewingExam


Bite tab An extension, usually made of paper, used to stabalize the film during a bitewing exposure.
Bitewing radiograph A radiograph showing the crowns of both the upper a lower teeth on the same film.
Contact point The area of a tooth surface that touches another tooth. The point where two teeth touch.
Embrasures The space normally filled by the enterdental papillae.
External aiming device an aid used to align the x-ray beam to the film.
Film loop Made of card board, used as a film holder.
Horizontal angulation Doing this incorrectly results in overlapping the proximal structures.
Horizontal bitewing radiograph The long dimension of the film packet is positioned horizontally.
Interproximal radiograph Same as a BWX.
Negative angulation Achieved by pointing the tip or end of the PID upward from a horizontal plane.
Overlap The structure of one tooth, superimposed over another.
Point of entry The spot at which the central beam of radiation is directed on the face during an intraoral exposure.
Positive angulation Achieved by pointing the tip or end of the PID downward from a horizontal plane.
Vertical angulation Achieved by directing the PID upward or downward.
Vertical bitewing radiograph The long dimention of the film packet is positioned vertically, resulting in seeing more periodontium on the film.
Created by: mgarrett