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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Dental and Oral Health Center
How often should my dentist be x-raying my teeth?
The frequency of taking films should always be based on the unique individual needs of each patient. For example:
Frequency of taking films based on:
1. Patient's oral hygiene
2. Caries activity
3. Dental history
4. Reliability of patient
5. ADA Guidelines:
Full-mouth series: 1 - 5 years. Depends on caries activity, perio problems, etc.
Bitewings: 6-months (youth with high caries rate) to 3 years (adult with good oral hygiene, minimum restorative needs).
Panoramic: 1 - 5 years. Depends on patient history
Constance R Kuntupis, RDH, MA
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Radiology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University