How Panoramic Radiographs Help with Oral Surgery

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Dr. Allan Libunao, Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins, and Dr. Richard Kim have built a strong reputation when it comes to advanced dental care and oral surgery. Patients from Bolingbrook and the surrounding area have come to the practice for advanced oral surgery with excellent results, and they leave with smiles that are healthy and beautiful.

We’d like to take a moment to consider panoramic radiography and how it can help oral surgeons achieve the best results from treatment.

ABOUT PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY

Panoramic radiography refers to a type of x-ray that is taken in order to get a two-dimensional view of a patient’s entire mouth. In essence, a dentist takes an x-ray from one side of the mouth to the other, creating a widescreen view of a patient’s teeth. This panoramic x-ray image helps with the assessment of overall dental alignment and the angle/position of each tooth relative to one another in a row.

HOW PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY DIFFER FROM TRADITIONAL X-RAYS

Rather than a series of x-rays that take into account different angles or sections of the teeth, a panoramic x-ray offers a flattened out version of the patient’s smile, with excellent views of the upper dental arch and the lower dental arch.

Using the panoramic x-rays in combination with the traditional dental x-rays, a dentist, prosthodontist, orthodontist, or oral surgeon can get a better picture of your entire mouth and a better perspective on how to meet your dental care needs.

MAKING SMART DECISIONS THROUGH ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGY

In order to make the best decisions when it comes to oral surgery and advanced dental care needs, it’s important to use the latest technology possible to assess the structure of all tissues in the mouth. Using advanced diagnostic techniques and tools like panoramic radiography helps us note the position of current teeth as well as the condition of the tooth roots and the density of the jawbone.

DISCUSSING YOUR TREATMENT WITH YOU IN FULL DETAIL

By consulting all x-rays available, we will be better able to discuss your treatment needs with patients. This gives patients a complete picture of their current dental health and a better understanding of how we will be able to improve dental wellness. Having this understanding helps patients feel more confident about the procedures they will undergo and how they will improve wellness going forward.

CONSULTING MEDICAL HISTORY AND OTHER OTHER IMAGING OPTIONS

In addition to using panoramic x-rays and other kinds of x-rays as part of treatment planning, our team will be more than happy to consider the use of other imaging options in conjunction with dental records and the patient’s medical history. This is a comprehensive approach to treatment planning and implementation, and one that often proves beneficial for everyone.

CONTACT SUBURBAN ORAL SURGERY AND IMPLANT CENTER

For more information about oral surgery and how our team can help you experience optimal dental health and wellness, be sure to contact our team of oral surgery experts today. Dr. Allan Libunao, Dr. Jeffrey Hawkins, and Dr. Richard Kim will help you achieve the best dental health possible.

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