A panoramic X-ray machine is a very advanced type of imaging equipment and panoramic X-rays are capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal X-ray could not. To capture images using this machine, you will first be asked to sit in a chair and position your chin on a small ledge. Once you are positioned, the machine will rotate around your entire head capturing a full 360-degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses, and bones.
The detailed view of all the structures of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It allows us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is ideal for identifying specific types of structural problems, infections, or asymmetry among many others.