At The Hills Dental Care, we use a wide range of modern technology to help us assess and treat your dental condition accurately. A panorex is another piece of equipment that helps us do exactly that!
“But wait, what is a panorex?” one might ask. Great question!
A panorex is a impressive piece of imaging machinery that is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will sit in a chair with your chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the panorex machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360-degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones. Think “panoramic” plus “x-ray,” and now you might understand the name of this technology!
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry. It catches lesions, extra teeth, and much more than would be possible with a normal x-ray.
We put the panorex to good use in our Hills Dental clinic. Let us know if you have painful or distressing symptoms, and we’ll be able to identify the root of the issue and treat it properly.