One of the most helpful tools we have is the pan oral x-ray machine.
This machine takes a single x-ray of your head from the eyes down to your Adam's apple and from ear hole to ear hole. It enables us to have a general overview of the area important to us dental surgeons.
- This allows us to see any hard tissue changes in:
your bone that supports the teeth (periodontal disease)
- your entire teeth from crown to bottom of root (abscesses, root fractures, impacted wisdom tooth positions, ill-fitting restorations)
- jaw fractures
- changes in your jaw joint
- diseases of the jaw bones (cancer, cysts, other mouth pathology)
- Sinus problems