A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it 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 machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
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 among many others.
Look to the left. Do you see what is inside the yellow oval? This little girl had no idea that she had a cyst that had pushed her tooth down toward the bottom of her jaw. Our panorex found this pathology and saved this little girl from serious troubles later in life.
Take a look at a panorex just like ours below!