A Panoramic Radiograph (Pano) is a 2D image that captures your whole mouth, TMJ, and jaw, and even the top few vertebrae in your spine! Pretty cool image, huh?
We’d love to have you check with us on when you last had your panoramic screening. If you’re due, we can add it to your next scheduled appointment, and if you’d like to have some fun with it, we’ll email it to you, have you carve a SPOOK-TACULAR pair of eyes and attach your mouth (Pano) as a part of our pumpkin carving contest as seen on our Facebook page.
Your Pano is an invaluable diagnostic tool used to provide information about the nasal area, maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning, bone irregularities, disease, cysts, tumors, oral cancer, impacted teeth, TMJ disorder, and missing teeth or developing teeth.
We take this image every 3 years on children to closely follow dental development, growth, and eruption, then the wisdom teeth are removed, and we scale back to a 5 year interval for adults over the age of 18. At that time, the focus is more on TMJ concerns, pathology, and the health of your bones and teeth.
Insurance companies consider this a preventative screening, and most policies cover a Pano every 3 years in children and every 5 years in adults.
Give us a call today, and we can check when you had your last Pano.