Digital Panoramic X-Rays

Digital Panoramic X-Rays

In order to understand your orthodontic needs and create a personalized plan for your treatment, our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Risinger, can use digital panoramic X-rays in Glastonbury, Connecticut. This is a comfortable and effective method for evaluating your smile, and they can let our team see more of your teeth and surrounding tissue than older X-rays would be able to show. When we are well-informed about every aspect of your smile, we can better determine the right orthodontic treatment for you.

In addition, digital X-rays are safer and less time-intensive than older X-rays. With this technology, our team can get a clearer, crisper image of your smile with only a fraction of the radiation and a fraction of the development time. And since the process creates a digital image, it can be enhanced and examined in greater detail than ever before. They are also easier to share with other doctors and can be stored more efficiently.

If you have any more questions about our digital panoramic X-rays, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can learn more when you call 860-633-8321 for your appointment at Risinger Orthodontics or when you come in to meet with a member of our team in person. We are excited to help you achieve your smile goals!

In order to provide you with the best possible care, it is essential for our orthodontist to accurately evaluate and diagnose your oral health. One of the state-of-the-art tools we use to do that is panoramic X-rays. While standard X-rays, called bitewing X-rays, provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic X-rays allow us to view the full upper and lower dental arches — including all of the teeth, the upper and lower jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures. Using panoramic X-rays, our oral health professionals can:

  • Assess the need for orthodontics and evaluate the progress of treatment
  • Diagnose impacted wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth
  • Diagnose cavities (tooth decay) and other dental problems
  • Evaluate the extent of dental and/or facial trauma
  • Detect abscesses, cysts and tumors

Using the panoramic X-ray machine is fast and comfortable. The machine simply rotates around your head and provides our orthodontist with high-definition, nearly-instantaneous images that we can then use to evaluate your oral health. We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about panoramic X-rays.