Digital Panoramic X-ray

At Towne Lake Family Dentistry our dentists are committed to providing solutions to all your dental needs! To help aid them in this, Dr. Ray H. Morgan Jr. and his associates incorporate the use of digital panoramic X-rays to help give them an accurate depiction of where they can most effectively provide you care. Please read below to learn more about panoramic X-rays in Woodstock, Georgia, and how our team can use them to benefit you! To schedule your next appointment and see for yourself how your smile can benefit from this technology, call us at 770-591-7929!

In order to provide you with the best possible care, it is essential for our dentists to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. One of the state-of-the-art tools we use to do that is panoramic X-rays. While standard X-rays, called 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, the upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic X-rays, our oral health professionals can:

  • 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

  • Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems

  • Evaluate the extent of dental or facial trauma

  • Detect abscesses, cysts, and tumors

Using the panoramic X-ray machine is fast and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our dentists with high-definition, nearly instantaneous images that we can then use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about panoramic X-rays.

Our dentists can make use of digital bitewing X-rays to examine both sets of your teeth. Digital bitewing X-rays are taken using a scanner placed inside your mouth and are used to locate cavities, damaged dental work, or to look for lost bone mass in the jaw. These types of X-rays are also useful for examining the roots of your teeth for plaque and tartar buildup. Because of this advanced technology, dentists can get a detailed view of your teeth in order to diagnose any problems and plan the appropriate course of treatment.

Digital X-ray technology can also be used for what is known as Periapical or PA X-rays. These X-rays are used when you are experiencing a specific problem with a tooth, or a particular area of your mouth, such as a cavity or a toothache. While PA X-rays focus on one area, they are used to give dentists a very detailed view of that area.