Meta Description: Dentists in their practice of oral diagnosis follow certain procedures, and Radiography is one such basic and important procedure commonly used in the assessment of many diseases. But as the quality of X-ray sensitive film can be affected by various factors, Radiographic digital images devoid of the use of radiography film have become available and the provision for doctors to send images to practioners in very less time has made this more popular and widely accepted.
Diagnosis is the process of assessing a patient’s health as well as ensuing opinions formulated by clinicians. Oral diagnosis is the art of using scientific knowledge to determine the nature of oral diseases and distinguishing it from other diseases. Radiography is a well established procedure in daily dental practice and is still the most basic and an important diagnostic tool available. Radiographs play an integral role in the assessment of periodontal diseases. Conventional bitewing and intra oral periapical radiographs are commonly used to detect alveolar bone loss associated with periodontal disease.
They provide unique information about the status of the periodontium and a permanent record of the bone throughout the course of the disease. However, the quality of an X-ray sensitive film can be affected by multiple variables such as improper exposure, underor overdeveloping and poor fixing Over the past few years, systems that can generate radiographic digital images without the need for radiography film have become available for use in clinical practice and are gaining popularity among practitioners. Such digital radiography can also reduce the radiation exposure.
For more information: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/comparision-between-conventional-radiography-iopa-and-digital-radiography-using-bitewing-technique-in-detecting-the-depth-of-alveolar-bone-loss-2376-032X-1000186.php?aid=60862