The panoramic is a dental X-ray examination that captures images of the entire mouth in one shot. It is used to plan dental treatments like orthodontics, extractions, implants, etc.
Panoramic dental x-rays use a very small dose of ionizing radiation to capture an image of the entire mouth. It they can be used on planning treatment for false teeth, dental devices, extraction and implants.
Panoramic X-rays can also reveal the presence of dental and medical issues such as:
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Cysts in the jaw bone
- Jawbone tumors and oral cancer
- Impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth
- Jawbone diseases (also known as diseases of the temporomandibular joint (TMD)