Indian Journal of Dental Research

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: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 271--273

Use of extraoral periapical radiography in Indian population: Technique and case reports


Rahul Kumar1, Neha Khambete2 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, CSMSS Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India

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Rahul Kumar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai
India

Performing intraoral radiography in certain patients is difficult as these patients are unable to tolerate intraoral film placement. To assist such patients a new technique has been innovated using extraoral film placement. Use of this technique has been documented in Caucasian and Taiwanese populations. In this paper we report use of this technique for Indian population. We have done about 40 cases using this technique and have found the average angulation for maxillary (-25+/-5 degrees) and mandibular (-15+/-5 degrees) teeth for Indian population. We recommend use of this technique in the personal dental clinics where panoramic radiographic machines are not readily available. Here we report the technique and cases where diagnostic imaging was performed in patients using the extraoral periapical technique.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Khambete N. Use of extraoral periapical radiography in Indian population: Technique and case reports.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:271-273


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Kumar R, Khambete N. Use of extraoral periapical radiography in Indian population: Technique and case reports. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];24:271-273
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