Panoramic Dental X-ray
What is the exam?
This is an essential supplemental diagnostic exam in oral medicine which allows the entire bone structure and teeth to be visualised.
The patient is placed in front of a panoramic X-ray machine and remains immobile while X-rays are emitted by the machine, which moves around the patient’s mouth (dental arches). This exam is always performed by a radiology technician; a doctor (radiologist, dentist or stomatologist) may or may not participate in the exam.
This is a painless, non-invasive exam, so preparation involves the removal of all metal objects such as dental prosthesis, earrings and piercings.