A Panorex x-ray is a two-dimensional x-ray; it displays your jaws, the upper and lower, as well as the teeth, at the same time.
Panorex films have several uses. They are used for dental records at the beginning and end of orthodontic assessments, diagnosis of wisdom teeth impactions, diagnosis of advanced periodontal diseases, assessment of the jaw joints, as well as for detecting signs of oral cancer.
During a Panorex x-ray, the patient is asked to bite directly down on a specialized tool that works to assist the operator in positioning the head of the patient in the right position. The patient is also asked to remain extremely still during the x-ray. Once the x-ray is taken, it is displayed digitally on a computer monitor, or it is processed onto regular x-ray film, which is the traditional approach.
Please feel free to speak to Dr. Cohen, Dr. DeCesare or any one of our Burlington, Lakeside Family Dental team members on how our Panoramic X-ray technology allows us to bring patient care to a higher, safer and improved level.