Digital Panorex Technology is Available
When we take a digital intraoral X-ray, our team captures an X-ray of one area of your mouth to see what the teeth in that area look like. With our digital Panorex system, Dr. Hamburg can capture a 'panoramic' picture of your teeth. The machine makes an entire half circle motion to capture an image of the entire oral cavity. This image is useful in diagnosing severe medical conditions like cancer and or destructive infections. The Digital Panorex technology gives us an anatomically correct geometric picture, eliminating shadows and providing a constant magnification of what we are viewing. This assists us in your initial visit, allowing us to better determine what the best and most comprehensive treatment plan that will fit your dental needs is. Along with digital X-rays, the digital Panorex reduces the amount of radiation a patient receives by up to 90%.
Panoramic X-rays provide a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints in one large picture. This type of X-ray reveals problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures.
We are extremely excited about having this diagnostic aid in our Poughkeepsie dental office, as we are one of the very few who utilize one in the area. Knowing we may be able to catch certain pathologies early and potentially save lives is honestly thrilling! Patients from Lagrangeville, NY and surrounding areas are always welcome to contact us today and schedule an appointment.