Comprehensive Radiology and Imaging Facilities under one roof.
1.5 Tesla Digital MRI
128 Slice CT Scanner
Ultrasound system S2000
DEXA Bone Densitometry
Panoramic Radiograph & TMJ
Dr. Rahul Sachdev
Dr. Madhav Nagpal
PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPH & TMJ
This technique is used for producing a single tomographic image of the facial structures that includes both the maxillary and mandibular dental arches & their supporting structures.
Indications of a Panoramic Radiograph:
Patients who do not tolerate intraoral procedures well (substitute)
Overall screening of jaws & associated structures
Evaluation of trauma
Location of third molars
Assist & assess the patient during orthodontic treatment.
Known/ suspected large lesions
Evaluate tooth development in children (Mixed dentition)
Retained teeth/ root tips
Assess for any underlying bone disease before constructing complete/ partial denture
Post – operative implant assessment.
Principal advantages of panoramic image include the following:
Broad coverage of the facial bones and teeth
Assessment of presence and position of unerupted teeth in orthodontic treatment
Demonstrates periodontal disease in a generalized way
Low patient radiation dose
Convenience of the examination for the patient
Ability to be used in patients unable to open their mouths & gagging
Short time to make panoramic image: 5minutes
Ease of understandability for the patient