A panorex is an x-ray that gives the dentist a unique view of the upper and lower jaws. Initially you will stand 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, jaws, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the anatomy of your upper and lower jaws in one view is very informative to the dentist. The panorex allows the dentist to identify wisdom tooth problems, non-vital teeth, tumors, cysts and areas of bone loss around the teeth as well as TM joint anatomy.
It is a very important tool in the diagnosis of oral health problems.