Figure 1-18.Film and cylinder placement: mandibular incisor area.
position. In order to adapt the packet to the area being
Center the packet behind the tooth to be
radiographed and to relieve patient discomfort, it may
radiographed. The printed side of the packet should
be necessary to shape the packet. Do this by gently
face away from the tooth, with the printed dot toward
flexing the corners of the packet and holding it over the
the occlusal surface. The film is held as close to the
end of your thumb. Do not crease the packet.
tooth as possible. At this point the long axis of the tooth