A panorex is a very sophisticated piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will stand with your chin on a small ledge. 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. The imaging process takes exactly 7 seconds. Because our panorex is Digital, the benefits of this system is again ideal versus taking "films"*
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole gives Dr. Pate very important information. It will allow Dr. Pate to see any potential problems such as abnormal tissue and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.
*Please see "Digital X-ray" tab.