By contactus
March 13, 2012
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Check this out!

No, it’s not a new ride at Disney World. It’s the latest addition to our office: Planmeca’s ProOne Digital Panoramic X-ray.

This X-ray unit allows us to take a picture of all your teeth and surrounding bones with one two-dimensional panoramic view of your mouth. It includes your upper and lower jawbone, your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), your nasal sinuses and surrounding bone, and your mandibular nerve.

The American Dental Association recommends that you have a full set of X-rays taken every five years. In the past, a set of 24 individual X-rays was the only option. Now, depending on your personal dental needs, we can opt to take a panoramic X-ray.

It is as simple as one, two, three. 

One: We give you a lead apron to protect you from radiation.

Two: The machine is adjusted to your height and the arrangement of your teeth.

Three: Hold still for 20 seconds as the camera rotates in a half circle around you.

A digital image like the one below appears in your record for the clinical staff to access when you come in for an appointment. It may not look suitable for framing or using on your Facebook page, but it’s quite useful for your dental care.

The panoramic X-ray allows us to diagnose impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, orthodontic assessments, carcinomas, TMJ problems, and many other areas of concern that the individual X-rays cannot see.

Don’t forget to ask about the panoramic unit during your next visit.