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Panoramic dental radiographs, also referred to as Orthopantomogram, is an advanced dental x-ray which scans the entire mouth of the patient. It can provide details about the jaws, the teeth, and the surrounding structures.
Nowadays we have digital x-rays almost everywhere. These x-ray machines are safe for your kid as the radiation exposure of these devices is minimal. Digital x-ray machine emits 80% less radiation compared to traditional x-ray machines.
Dental x-rays are of two broad types, Intraoral and Extraoral. Intraoral x-rays are further categorized into three types as bitewing, periapical and occlusal. All three have specific uses in diagnosis. Extraoral x-rays include CT, Panoramic radiographs, CBCT, and Cephalometric graphs.