What is a panorex x-ray and why are they important?

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A Panorex is much like a panoramic picture; it provides a full view of the entire oral cavity. The Panorex is one x-ray that provides a picture of all of your teeth and the surrounding bones. it can detect potential problems other x-rays cannot. A Panorex is an excellent way for your dentist to check for problems such as:

  • Early detection of oral cancer, tumors and cysts
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth and jaw development
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Sinus problems
  • Dental restorations

In our office we use a digital panorex x-ray , meaning less radiation than traditional x-rays. With all the benefits of a Panorex x-ray, why would you not have one taken?