Digital Panoramic X-Rays
X-rays taken with the Panoramic X-ray machine differ from other digital x-rays in that they take a “panoramic” picture of the teeth. That is, the machine makes an entire half-circle motion to capture an image of the entire oral cavity. Like digital x-rays, digital panoramic x-rays reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard x-rays up to 90 percent. Digital Panoramic x-rays are only necessary on initial visits and every few years thereafter.