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bite·wing

 (bīt′wĭng′)
n.
A dental x-ray film with a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic examination of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

bitewing

(ˈbaɪtˌwɪŋ)
n
(Dentistry) a dental X-ray film

bite′wing`

or bite′-wing`,



n.
dental x-ray film with a projecting tab that is held between the teeth during radiography to capture structures of the upper and lower jaws in one image.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.bitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiographybitewing - a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
X-ray film - photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
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A bitewing radiograph (BWX) radiograph is taken to view the crowns of the teeth only, allowing for detailed detection of early dental decay and to assess periodontal bone height.
The guide explains the proper way to administer a bitewing radiograph to maximize the quality of the image as well as common mistakes that are made and how to correct them.
New in this version a PreScan feature with which practitioners can automatically scan all interproximal surfaces in a bitewing radiograph and immediately display the results, instead of having to scan one interproximal surface at a time.
A reappraisal of the Value of the bitewing radiograph in the diagnostis of posterior proximal caries.
Bitewing radiographs revealed multiple interproximal caries of the primary molars.
Exposing yearly bitewing radiographs is common in many dental practices.
Bitewing radiographs were taken on individual indications only.