A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially you will stand up with your chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.
In our practice we have a digital panoramic machine, the image shows up immediately on the computer after it is taken and it has only a fraction of the radiation common to the older panoramic machines, thus making our panoramic x-rays safer for our patients. Less than 20% of dental offices in Deland have this technology available to their patients. This is the kind of state-of-the-art technology Dr. Medina enjoys investing in for the comfort and safety of our patients.