Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Nipa Shetha, Victoria Furman, Allan Pang, Lynna Bui, The Phan, Anthony Nguyen, Hesham Amer, and Anastasios Photopoulos utilize panoramic X-rays to capture complete images of your jaw.  This gives us a better understanding of your overall oral health, providing a view of your mouth that would otherwise be invisible.  Contact AZ Dental today at 408-437-1111 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about panoramic X-rays in San Jose, California.

Panoramic X-rays are capture extraorally, using a rotating mechanical arm to capture images of your face and teeth.  This type of X-rays is highly versatile, and helpful in planning treatments.  They are taken on an as-needed basis, and provide dentists with detailed images of the sinus and nasal areas, and the mandibular (jaw) nerve.  Panoramic X-rays are the preferred radiograph option when patients are in extreme pain and when sinus problems are suspected to be causing complications in your dental health.  Additionally, no radiation enters the body as a result of a panoramic X-rays, making them safer than other types of X-rays.

Panoramic X-rays are used to:

  • Assess patients who have an extreme gag reflex
  • Evaluate TMJ disorders
  • Expose cysts and other abnormalities
  • Check for and expose impacted teeth
  • Expose fractures in the jawbone
  • Plan treatments (usually full and partial dentures, implants, and braces)
  • Reveal gum disease
  • Reveal cavities

We welcome you to contact our practice today for more information about panoramic X-rays and to make your appointment with our dentists.