Dr. Harsh Patel and Dr. Thuy Vu use panoramic X-rays to capture comprehensive images of your oral structures. This type of imaging gives our dentists and team a better understanding of your oral health needs so that we can provide you with more effective treatments. To make an appointment at Next Care Dental and learn more about panoramic X-rays in Houston, Texas, give us a call at 713-952-0522 or text us at 832-350-8776.

Our dentists and team rely on advanced tools to ensure accurate assessments and diagnosis of your oral health as well as optimal healthcare and treatment planning. One of the advanced technologies we use is the panoramic X-ray. While conventional X-rays, known as bitewing X-rays, offer a glimpse of select teeth and the adjacent bone structure, panoramic X-rays present a comprehensive view of both upper and lower dental arches. This encompasses all teeth, the upper and lower jawbones and the neighboring facial structures.

The utilization of panoramic X-rays equips our oral health professionals with a range of capabilities, such as:

  • Orthodontic Evaluation: Assessing the necessity for orthodontic treatment and monitoring treatment progress.
  • Impacted Teeth Detection: Identifying impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth.
  • Periodontal Disease Analysis: Scrutinizing the development of periodontal disease.
  • TMJ Evaluation: Examining the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and diagnosing potential TMJ disorders.
  • Oral Cancer Detection: Detecting signs of oral cancer.
  • Implant Planning: Strategizing dental implant placement.
  • Cavity Diagnosis: Detecting cavities (tooth decay) and other dental concerns.
  • Trauma Assessment: Evaluating the extent of dental or facial trauma.
  • Pathological Detection: Spotting abscesses, cysts and tumors.

Using the panoramic X-ray device is a swift and comfortable procedure. The device revolves around your head, promptly delivering high-definition images. These images are subsequently employed by our dentists to assess your oral health thoroughly.

We welcome you to contact us for more information about the benefits of panoramic X-rays or to make an appointment with our experienced dentists.