Panoramic X-Rays Specialist

Comfort Care Dental -  - Dentistry

Comfort Care Dental

Dentistry located in Sherman Oaks, CA & Glendale, CA

Being able to accurately diagnose dental conditions and plan appropriate treatment is one of the most important things your dentist can do. Robert Tingilian, DDS, Tom Shanakian, DDS, and the team at Comfort Care Dental in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California, make use of panoramic X-Rays to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes. To learn more, call or use the online scheduling feature today to make your first appointment.

Panoramic X-Raya Q & A

What is a panoramic X-ray?

In dentistry, X-rays are used for a number of reasons in making diagnoses and settling on the proper treatment. While there are many different kinds of X-Rays, a panoramic X-ray is an important and commonly used tool. A panoramic X-ray is a two-dimensional image of the entire mouth, capturing all of the teeth, the upper and lower jaws, and the surrounding areas at once. 

As with other X-rays, the image is made by exposing the targeted area, the mouth in this case, to a small dose of ionizing radiation. The panoramic X-ray takes this image of the curved structure of the mouth and displays it in a flat perspective. The team at Comfort Care Dental utilizes panoramic X-rays for a wide range of dental conditions. 

What is a panoramic X-ray used for?

The panoramic X-ray is a very important diagnostic tool for dentists. Since it covers a wide area, it can provide a lot of information about the sinuses, bone abnormalities, tooth positioning, and more. Panoramic X-rays are commonly used for issues such as:

  • Sinusitis
  • Disorders of the jaw
  • Oral cancer
  • Jaw tumors
  • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom teeth
  • TMJ disorders
  • Periodontal disease
  • Cysts

This is a partial list. The team at Comfort Dental Care will determine if a panoramic X-ray is right for your situation. 

What can I expect at my appointment?

At the procedure, you may need to remove any jewelry or eyeglasses from the region that is being studied. In addition, as with any other X-ray, you may be required to wear a lead apron to reduce radiation exposure to other parts of your body. Once you’re prepared, the technician will position you correctly in front of a receiving film. 

The X-ray machine will then rotate in a semi-circle around your mouth as it takes the X-ray. It’s important that you remain still while the image is being taken so the X-ray can create a clear result. The team at Comfort Care Dental will be happy to answer any of your questions during your appointment. 

To earn more about panoramic X-rays, book your first appointment with the team at Comfort Care Dental by using the online scheduling feature or calling the office today.