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