One of the diagnostic tools we use at 201 Dental Care is digital panoramic radiography. This technology allows us to take high-quality, panoramic images of your teeth and the other parts of your smile. While traditional bitewing X-rays include only a few teeth and a portion of the jawbone, panoramic X-rays allow our dentist to view all of the teeth and both jawbones, as well as the surrounding structures, in a single image. This gives us a more comprehensive understanding of your overall oral health. Using digital panoramic X-rays, Dr. Jessica Gorelik is able to:
- Detect cavities (decay) and other types of tooth damage
- Assess dental injury and injury to the jawbone
- Plan dental implant placement
- Detect impacted teeth and improperly positioned tooth roots
- Identify tumors
- Plan and evaluate Invisalign® orthodontic treatment
Because we use a digital panoramic X-ray system, we are able to view and evaluate the panoramic images almost immediately after taking them. This helps us provide more efficient care, and we are able to review the images with you to help you better understand your oral health. Digital radiography also utilizes significantly less radiation than traditional film radiography. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about how we use digital panoramic X-rays in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and to set up your next appointment with our friendly team.