Panoramic dental X-ray, i.e. X-ray imaging of the whole jaw, is one the most typical X-ray imaging techniques for teeth and the mouth.
X-ray of the whole jaw gives an overview of the teeth and jaw. X-ray of the whole jaw is also known as panoramic dental X-ray or panoramic radiograph.
The X-ray of the whole jaw facilitates the planning of the treatment, such as tooth extraction and implant treatment. It enables detecting infections in hard tissue (i.e., in enamel and inside the jaw bone) that are usually invisible to the eye. X-ray can also reveal unerupted wisdom teeth.
An X-ray combined with a thorough dental examination by a dentist are the basis of reliable diagnostics and high-quality dental care.
The treatment starts with assessing the necessity of X-ray imaging. In accordance with good imaging practice, the dentist or other physician treating the patient decides whether a dental X-ray is needed and sets the imaging time in connection with clinical examination. In other words, a dental X-ray always requires a referral from a dentist or a physician.
During the imaging, the patients stands in front of the radiography machine and bites the spatula. The machine moves around the patient’s head. After the imaging, the patient receives a statement from the radiologist.
When a dentist has given you a valid referral to panoramic dental X-ray.
The appointment can only be made with a valid referral to X-ray.