Le So-called "Bite Wings" X-rays are X-rays taken with a retroalveolar intraoral technique which returns images of the crowns of the lower and/or upper molars or premolars.
They are primarily used to detect the presence of:
- tooth decay
- caries under previous fillings
- subgingival tartar
- cases of mild to moderate bone resorption
In case you want to evaluate the presence of one of the situations we have just indicated, this radiographic technique is preferred because it is faster and then subjects the patient to a even smaller amount of radiation (however minimal in both panoramic and 3D scans).
To make this type of X-ray the patient remains lying in the chairAll you have to do is bite a special sensor which is placed inside your mouth only long enough to take the images that are displayed on the computer within a few seconds.