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How is the dental transillumination test performed?

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In brief: Illuminating

This involves shining a light thru the tooth to identify cracks, cavities and other alterations to the tooths enamel its painless but does help identify potential cracks and how bad they are.

In brief: Illuminating

This involves shining a light thru the tooth to identify cracks, cavities and other alterations to the tooths enamel its painless but does help identify potential cracks and how bad they are.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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Dr. Ira Biderman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: A light is used

A bright light is shown through the teeth and decay can be seen, also cracks can be seen at times.

In brief: A light is used

A bright light is shown through the teeth and decay can be seen, also cracks can be seen at times.
Dr. Ira Biderman
Dr. Ira Biderman
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Fibre-optic light

Dentist use this fibre-optic shining light through hard and soft tissue to DX internal defects such as caries, cracks, trauma or enamel infractions.

In brief: Fibre-optic light

Dentist use this fibre-optic shining light through hard and soft tissue to DX internal defects such as caries, cracks, trauma or enamel infractions.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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