¿Las dimensiones actuales de las placas radiográficas intraorales se adaptan al tamaño óseo y dentario de los pacientes infantiles?

  1. Concepción Lacalle Muñoz de Cuerva
  2. Fernando Costa Ferrer 1
  3. Montserrat Diéguez Pérez 2
  1. 1 Alfonso X El Sabio
  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Científica dental: Revista científica de formación continuada

ISSN: 1697-6398 1697-641X

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Pages: 37-41

Type: Article

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The radiographic technique of bite wing is the "Achilles heel" for the diagnosis of interproximal caries in children. Sometimes the available radiographic plates are oversized, making the development of this technique difficult. The objective is to determine the bone and dental dimensions in children with full temporal dentition to obtain the ideal size of a plate that allows an adequate interproximal technique. A cross-sectional, observational and descriptive study was carried out with a sample size of 65 patients from 3 to 5 years of age whore quired a clinical and radiographic diagnosis. After making the appropriate measurements, an optima! radiographic size was determined to subsequently verify its reliability. The size of the final plate was 15 x 25 mm. No ischemia was observed at the mucosa level, neither nauseous reflexes, however 4 patients expelled the cut-off plate in a first attempt. In the literature, no studies have been found in relation to the ideal size of radiographic plates according to the age of the patient. The use of a smaller plate is more comfortable and easier to use at an early age.