Panoramic X-ray

Importance of Panoramic X-ray

It is an important diagnostic tool. It covers a wider area than a conventional intraoral x-ray and, as a result, provides valuable information about the maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning and other bone abnormalities. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

A panoramic x-ray can also reveal dental and medical problems such as:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Cysts in the jaw bones
  • Jaw tumors and oral cancer
  • Impacted teeth including wisdom teeth
  • Jaw disorders (also known as temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorders)
  • Sinusitis
Importance of Panoramic X-ray

It is an important diagnostic tool. It covers a wider area than a conventional intraoral x-ray and, as a result, provides valuable information about the maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning and other bone abnormalities. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

A panoramic x-ray can also reveal dental and medical problems such as:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Cysts in the jaw bones
  • Jaw tumors and oral cancer
  • Impacted teeth including wisdom teeth
  • Jaw disorders (also known as temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorders)
  • Sinusitis
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