Best scan/xray for cavity detection

Discussion in 'General Dentistry Discussion' started by azazel, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. azazel


    Apr 12, 2019
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    Hello all.

    Could you please tell me the best scan or xray for cavity detection.

    Apparently an OPG is good, but is mainly for seeing roots, wisdom teeth location etc...

    Apparently the bitewing xray is better, but still not the best.

    What's the best? :)

    CT perhaps?

    Thanks in advance.
    azazel, Apr 12, 2019
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  2. azazel

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    Bitewings are best. Old film-type bitewings are still better resolution than newer digital. The diagnostic advantage to digital xrays is the ability to easily magnify the image, and to adjust for brightness, contrast, saturation, and gamma.
    CTs and OPGs have their place but poor resolution for decay.
    MattKW, Apr 13, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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