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THE ROENTGEN RAY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PYORRHEA

HOLLIS E. POTTER, M.D.
JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(6):416-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020096003.
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Roentgenography for the demonstration of pyorrhea alveolaris does not differ in its technical plan from that used in other procedures intended to shed light on diseases located in the jaw bones. The constant feature of the disease which makes its demonstration by roentgenoscopy possible is the ulceration of the presenting margins of the alveolar process and the more intimate bone about the roots. In general the extent to which this marginal bone is found to be eroded is the measure of the extent of the disease recorded on Roentgen-ray films or plates. The relative simplicity of a Roentgen-ray procedure which is required to show only the height or depth of a bone profile in so thin an object as the human jaw is quite apparent, and in reality no such rigid technic is necessary, in pyorrhea as in the demonstration of periapical disease, in which a focus of minor decalcification

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