A thorough dentist looks beyond the surface level. Our Sirona Panoramic machine captures roundhouse images which show many important structures beyond the teeth, so we know we’re not missing anything. The usual “bitewing” x-rays are still necessary, but they only do one thing well – look between the teeth for cavities. Every 3 to 5 years, we recommend looking beyond your teeth with our Panoramic machine, so your dentist can examine your jaws, joints, sinuses, and other critical structures for a holistic view of your oral health. Rest easy knowing you don’t have any oral health issues standard “bitewing” x-rays could miss!