|A panoramic or pan is an x-ray that shows all of your teeth, jaw, and TMJ (jaw joint) along with both hard and soft tissue. A digital pan will be recommended based on individual need.
A panoramic x-ray can show us:
TMJ (jaw) concerns
Gum diseases and bone loss
Hard and soft tissue
Eruption of teeth (when they are coming in)
Impaction of teeth (if they are "stuck"and not coming in)
Benefits of Digital Pan
Better overview of the whole mouth
Comfort to the patient
Cost, it is less expensive then taking a single x-ray of every tooth
More comprehensive exams
Less radiation (compared to taking multiple x-rays)
We are excited about offering this great diagnostic tool continently to our patients. Please feel free to speak to our staff about having a digital pan if you have any questions.