April 13, 2022

What is a panoramic x-ray?

Have you ever wondered what your dentist is looking at when they read your x-rays?

A panoramic radiograph is a dental x-ray that is typically taken every 3-5 years, or more frequently if indicated. A panoramic radiograph is a commonly used dental imaging technique that is used to examine the upper and lower jaws (which includes the teeth!) on a single image. They are used to visualize areas that cannot be captured or are difficult to capture on other types or x-rays - such as temporomandibular joints and wisdom teeth. Developing adult teeth can also be seen as well as some other less common conditions.

At Poole Creek Family Dentistry, we are a fully digital office, meaning x-rays use 80% less radiation than normal x-rays. Contact our office if you're due for your dental exam! Click here to schedule your appointment!

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