The Panorex x-ray takes a clear diagnostic image of your entire mouth,
including the nasal area, sinuses, jaw joints on one film.
A panoramic radiograph (Panorex) is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. The jaw is a curved structure similar to that of a horseshoe. However, the panoramic x-ray produces a flat image of the curved structure. It usually provides details of the bones and teeth.
Panorex films have several uses. They are used regularly for orthodontic assessments, diagnosis of wisdom teeth impaction, diagnosis of advanced periodontal disease, assessment of the jaw joint, as well as for detecting signs of oral cancer. Panoramic dental x-ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to capture the entire mouth in one image.
Panorex films are used regularly for:
- Orthodontic assessments
- Diagnosis of impacted wisdom teeth
- Diagnosis of advanced periodontal disease
- To assess the TMJ, or jaw joint
- Detecting oral cancer