A panorex is an X-ray machine that allows our talented dentists to view a comprehensive X-ray image of your smile and the surrounding structures. To take a digital panorex image, you will sit in a chair and place your chin on a small ledge. Once you are in the proper position, the panorex machine will rotate around your entire head to take a 360-degree image of your head, including your teeth, sinuses, and bones. Because we use a digital panorex system, it uses a minimal amount of radiation and provides us with instant, high-quality images.
Using the digital panorex in Tigard, OR allows Dr. Rashidi to view your teeth, jaw bone, sinuses, TMJ (jaw joint), and more. This all-inclusive helps us to better understand and treat your smile as a whole. Digital panorex images help us determine whether your smile is functioning properly and allows us to detect a number of dental problems, such as tooth decay, infections, asymmetry, impacted wisdom teeth, TMJ disorders, dental damage, and more. For more information on the uses and benefits of the digital panorex machine, we invite you to call or visit us soon at Washington Square Dental. We are committed to providing you with an enjoyable dental experience!