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 image of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to your dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything, including the bone structure and overall oral composition, is functioning as it should be. The Panorex machine is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections, or structural asymmetry, among many other issues.
At River Valley Dental, we take pride in our use of the most technologically-advanced dental equipment available in the industry today. The Panorex, along with our use of other modern technologies such as digital x-ray, intraoral cameras, and electric dental handpieces, provide us with the detailed information we need to treat our patients with the most ideal solutions for their unique dental situations.