Radio and Panoramic Imaging

Panning is a common practice in dentistry. Despite this, and like any radiological examination, it often raises many questions. Why and when to do a dental x-ray? Is there a risk associated with the examination and what precautions should be taken? This article will enlighten you on the matter.

Why do a dental panoramic?

X-rays are an essential complement to dentistry. It allows to highlight the lesions of the teeth and the adjacent tissues which cannot be detected during a clinical examination, in particular the beginnings of caries, cysts, tumors and abscesses.

It also makes it possible to know the exact location of the teeth and their development, but also to assess bone loss and the condition of the gums. This information is essential both to establish or confirm a diagnosis and to plan the most accurate treatment.