Early Diagnosis with Panoramic X-Ray Saves Lives!
Today, high-tech instruments used by dentists have made great strides in treatment and diagnosis.
Panoramic x-rays, which dentists and maxillofacial surgeons often prefer in daily practice before the examination, are also an important diagnostic tool.
Unlike conventional radiography, a panoramic dental x-ray creates a single view of the entire mouth. This image provides a flat representation of the curved structure of the jaw, making it easy to analyze each area.
Because panoramic x-rays cover a larger area than conventional x-rays, they provide detailed information about the maxillary sinuses, tooth position, and other bone abnormalities. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces and implants. It also reveals medical problems such as advanced periodontal diseases, cysts in the jaw bones, jaw tumors, oral cancer, wisdom teeth impacted, jaw disorders and sinusitis.
Panoramic X-Ray Preparations;
Panoramic x-ray examination does not require any special preparation. You may be asked to wear an apron as a safety precaution to protect the rest of your body from exposure to radiation from the panoramic x-ray beam. You may also be asked to remove your jewelry from the imaged area, glasses, and any metal objects that might interfere with X-ray images.
An important point; Women should always inform their dentist or oral surgeon if there is a possibility that they may be pregnant. Many imaging tests are not done during pregnancy to avoid exposing the fetus to radiation.
How to Take a Panoramic X-Ray?
A panoramic x-ray machine consists of two sides. An x-ray tube is mounted on one side and an x-ray film or detector on the other. The patient’s head is placed on the chin, forehead and side abutments. A bite block is attached to allow the patient to open their mouth slightly for a clearer view.
Next, the x-ray machine rotates in a semicircle around your head, giving us a comprehensive picture of your entire mouth and jaw. The whole process is quick, easy and completely painless, taking about 30 seconds.
Why Do You Need Panoramic X-Ray?
Panoramic x-rays allow us to see your head, neck, and jaw and how they work together as a whole, which means we can more easily identify cysts, tumors, growths, jaw abnormalities, and cancer.
Because a panoramic X-ray gives a comprehensive view of your entire mouth, we can detect dental problems at the beginning.
. Long life
Unfortunately, oral cancer has a high mortality rate. Because it is not often caught in its early stages. With a panoramic x-ray, we can increase the likelihood of identifying oral cancer early, when it is easiest to treat.
Taking a panoramic X-ray every 3-5 years allows us to see changes in your mouth over time. For example, we can see if your teeth have changed or if you are experiencing bone abnormalities.
Early diagnosis saves lives! As Dentsuadiye, the oral health of each of our patients is our number one priority. That’s why we recommend preventive care technologies such as panoramic x-rays, using the best dental technology, in order to keep our patients smiling and healthy for many years. You can contact us for more information…