Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 2

Dental Radiology in Pediatric Dentistry

Author(s): Jayachandran Sadaksharam* and Ashita Kalaskar

Pp: 57-83 (27)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080773123010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Dental radiology occupies a pivotal role in pediatric dentistry and acts as an aid in the diagnosis of oral health and disease states. It is used in conjunction with clinical examination for the final diagnosis. It includes the intraoral radiograph, extra-oral radiograph, and specialized radiographs like Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), computed tomography (CT) etc. The Intra Oral Periapical Radiograph (IOPA) and orthopantomogram (OPG) are commonly used in the dental setting owing to the low exposure and broad coverage of the areas. Radiation protection includes many entities, which must be provided for both the patient and the accompanying person. The radiographic requirements differ for neonates, children, and adolescents. This chapter emphasizes the importance of dental radiology in pediatric dentistry and the various aspects of radiology from the perspective of the pediatric population

Keywords: Cone beam computed tomography, Diagnosis, Digital radiography, Orthopantomogram, Pediatric.

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