519 N Cass Ave, Suite 102, Westmont, IL 60559
101 E. St. Charles Rd,Suite 101, Villa Park, IL 60181
Technology has the ability to transform patient care, and at Westgrove Dental, we are committed to always staying on the cutting-edge of technological advancements in the dental world. One technology that helps us form accurate diagnoses and treatment plans is the use of panoramic X-rays.
Traditional bite-wing dental X-rays show us a close-up of the teeth, allowing us to spot any irregularities or issues. But panoramic X-rays capture an image of the entire mouth in a single image. They can provide a more global view of the head and neck, allowing us to diagnose and treat beyond just the ordinary dental concerns. Using panoramic X-rays, we can view problems that may exist in the tissue and jawbone, and view things that just aren’t visible using a traditional dental X-ray.
We recommend patients have panoramic X-rays for several reasons:
Getting a panoramic X-ray is a quick and easy process. We’ll position your head using the chin, side and forehead rests, and then stabilize your bite. The X-ray machine then goes to work, rotating in a semi-circle around your head. The X-ray only takes about 30 seconds, but provides us with a comprehensive image of your mouth and jaw.
Unlike bitewing X-rays that are taken more often, panoramic X-rays are only needed every 305 years.