Benefits of Bitewing Radiography Diagnosis

As mentioned previously, bitewing radiography allows accessibility to surfaces that may notbe seen in the clinical visual–tactile examination, and allows the depth oflesions to be assessed. Other advantages are that it is not invasive, anddoes not damage tooth structure like an incorrectly used dental probe might.Radiographs can also be filed and reexamined at a later date to compare with amore recent image to detect whether a lesion is progressing or not.2