Panorex is a commonly used trade name referring to a diagnostic method called panoramic radiograph. Although the machine itself is quite complex, the basic principles on which it works are simple. It takes series of X-ray images of the jaws in different planes, and process them to derive a panoramic image that provides valuable information about the patient’s teeth, as well as jaw bones and the neighboring bone structures.
Panorex is usually used before wisdom teeth extraction, installing dental implants, braces, and so on. By providing valuable additional information in all these cases, it allows the dentist to plan and perform the procedure safely and effectively. Panorex is a very popular option among the dental patients, as the entire diagnostics procedure is comfortable and quick. All that is requested from the patient is to remove jewelry, orthodontic appliances, and everything else that could disrupt the image, and to remain still during the procedure. The method is very safe – the level of radiation received is very low, which is a very important factor to consider when choosing diagnostic procedures. It takes little time to get the image made – that is another convenience of panoramic radiography. At our practice, we have been using Panorex for years – it is a routine diagnostic procedure, conducted in a safe, professional, and efficient manner. The machine provides us with valuable information quickly and reliably, and allows us to produce better and more reliable results. If you wish to learn more about the Panorex machine and how it could help you, please feel free to give us a call anytime.