Using this type of x-ray technology we will be able to determine if any of the following conditions are present:
Neoplasms (growths cancerous and non-cancerous)
Abnormal bone destruction
Jaw/joint relationship and potential problems
Growth patterns of children’s teeth
Congenitally missing teeth
Abnormal resorption of bone and teeth
Abnormal eruption paths
Tooth – sinus relation ship
Mucoid retentive cysts
Nerve, tooth relationships
An aid in detecting the presence of calcifications with the carotid artery
The advantages of panoramic radiography include considerable time savings for the office staff and the reduction of the patient’s exposure to radiation as compared to a full mouth periapical series. A full survey using Intraoral periapical technique requires 14 to 18 separate exposures, involving the cooperation of the patient for a period of twenty to thirty minutes. A panoramic radiograph, including patient positioning, takes less than five minutes to accomplish (during which time the patient is essentially passive). The panoramic radiograph, coupled with an additional 5-7 minutes for bitewings, represents a 50% time savings. “total radiation exposure to the patient is on the order of one-fifth to one-sixth of the radiation exposure required by a full intra-oral series.”
Life Smile Dental Center is excited to be able to offer our patients the very latest in dental radiographic technology!
Contact us for more information about Panelipse X-rays.