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While the mainstay of periodontal assessment is clinical probing, radiographic assessment is also commonly employed and has the potential to provide facile quantitative information on the status of tooth-supporting bone. This article provides a brief review of standard methods to assess periodontal structures, including basic tenants of radiograph acquisition, assessment of alveolar crest levels, and typical patterns of bone loss seen in periodontal patients. Studies of the use of computerdoi:10.1016/j.cden.2015.06.009 pmid:26427571 pmcid:PMC4592518 fatcat:2jtarwykizav5pi7l6ggqk3md4