In order to provide you with the best possible dental care, it is essential that our dentist is able to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. One of the state-of-the-art tools we use to do that is the panoramic x-rays. While bitewing X-rays provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic X-rays allow us to view the full upper and lower dental arches – including all of the teeth, upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic X-rays, our dentist is able to:

  • Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment
  • Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
  • Analyze the development of periodontal disease
  • Evaluate the TMJ (jaw joint) and diagnose a TMJ disorder
  • Detect oral cancer
  • Plan dental implant placement
  • Evaluate the extent of dental and/or facial trauma
  • Detect abscesses, cysts, and tumors

The panoramic X-ray machine is quick and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our dentist with high-definition, nearly instantaneous images  we can use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call 601-707-9912 if you have any questions about panoramic x-rays, or ask about them during your next visit to Key Dental Group.