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Intraoral Imaging Techniques: Beyond the Textbook

Course Number: 660

Common Problems & Solutions

Strong tongue? Limited opening? Limited space within the mouth for a large rigid sensor? Patient gagging? Difficulty in placing the sensor parallel with the mandibular teeth? Patient’s tongue pushing the sensor out of the mouth? Unable to image the most distal molar in the mouth? Every dental professional has experienced these challenges. Always be aware of the sensor’s position in the mouth. Think past the aiming ring! In a difficult situation, it may be impossible to get an ideal image. Get creative…use a different sensor holder, have the patient hold a hemostat with a simple sticky tab, modify the technique.