Patients with Other Circumstances

There are a variety of treatment needs that may warrant radiographic examination. Examples include, but are not limited to, implantology, restorative and/or endodontic treatment, dental or craniofacial anomalies/pathoses, treated periodontal disease and caries remineralization.1 The type of imaging necessary in each circumstance will vary. Therefore, the dentist must use clinical judgment to determine the need and type of imaging that is best suited for the specific circumstance as indicated in the Table 6.

Table 6. Examination of Patients with Other Circumstances.1
Recommendations for Patients with Other Circumstances
All Patient Categories Child with Primary Dentition Child with Mixed Dentition Adolescent with Permanent Dentition Adult Dentate Partially Dentate Adult Edentulous
With Other Circumstances Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment or monitoring Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment or monitoring Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment or monitoring Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment or monitoring Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment or monitoring