A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery that is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray can not. 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.
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and the overall health in your mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are viewing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.