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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 24) Last page : ( 29)
Print ISSN : 0976-5360. Online ISSN : 2229-3264.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2229-3264.2014.00195.6

Comparative Evaluation of Different Radiographic Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry – An in vivo study

Somani Rani*Professor & Head, Jaidka Shipra, Professor, Bajaj Neeti, Reader, Gorka Kamna, P.G. Student

Preventive Dentistry, D.J College of Dental Science and Research, Modinagar, Dist Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Address for correspondence: Rani Somani Email id: somanirani@gmail.com

Online published on 20 June, 2014.

Abstract

Radiographic imaging is an important diagnostic adjunct for clinical assessment of dental patients. Rapid advances in diagnostic imaging have major impact on dental radiology. Obtaining diagnostic radiographs in the paediatric dental patient is probably the most difficult to accomplish, because of fear and anxiety in children which is usually present during the first dental visit. So keeping this in mind few innovative radiographic techniques are used in this study, which can be used in paediatric dentistry to decrease the anxiety of children as well as parents. Intraoral periapical radiographs were taken in mandibular and maxillary arch with different techniques like using lollipop, snap-a-ray, bubblegum, desensitization and vertical holding of the film in pediatric patients. The efficacy of each technique was evaluated by Faces Pain Scale. The results revealed that the most accepted technique by paediatric patients was the lollipop technique.

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Keywords

Radiographic techniques, Faces Pain Scale, Behaviour Management.

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