A panorex allows us to take a 360 degree x-ray view of entire head! This allows us to see and identify many issues and structures that a normal x-ray cannot. The ability to view the full structure of your head provide quite a bit more information then just an x-ray of part of your mouth.
A panorex is the preferred x-ray option for kids to see both primary and permanent teeth at once. It is also a type of x-ray needed to see positions and levels of impaction of wisdom teeth. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.