X-rays are a valuable tool in dentistry, particularly panoramic x-rays. Panoramic x-rays offer a wrap-around image of your jaw, revealing hidden structures, cavities, fractures, and bone loss. These x-rays are simple to perform. You are probably quite familiar with the bitewing x-rays, but panoramic x-rays are taken completely outside the head, so you don’t have to deal with the uncomfortable bitewings.
What are panoramic x-rays for?
Unlike traditional x-rays that look at your teeth specifically, panoramic x-rays are intended to give Dr. Nussbaum a detailed view of your sinus area, your nasal area, and your mandibular nerve.
How often do I need panoramic x-rays?
Because you can see so much, panoramic x-rays are generally only taken on an as-needed basis.