Our office uses a state-of-the-art Panorex machine from Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental technology. Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.
A panoramic x-ray is a commonly performed examination by dentists and oral surgeons in everyday practice and 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 nasal area, maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning and gum and bone irregularities. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.