Digital Panoramic X-Rays
Clear Diagnostics in Tuckahoe
The panoramic (pan) X-ray is a wonderful alternative for people who experience discomfort or gagging when having an x-ray taken. With the pan, the x-ray is taken without having to bite on film or having any device in your mouth. Instead, the machine stays outside of your mouth and moves around your head in a half-circle, taking an image of your entire oral cavity.
While this type of X-ray does not give us as clear a diagnostic image as the digital X-ray, it does provide a clear overview of your entire mouth. This image allows us to evaluate for dental restorations, check the position of your wisdom teeth, look for abscesses, reveal possible sinus problems and monitor receding bone levels caused by periodontal disease.