A panorex is a type of x-ray that is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a "normal" x-ray is not. To take a panorex you stand and place your chin on a small ledge, the machine will rotate around your entire head taking a full 360-degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses, and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is used to diagnose structural problems, infections or asymmetry and is used to evaluated wisdom teeth and unerupted teeth as well.