An integral part of any routine dental exam is the dental x-ray or imaging study to view the teeth, gums and tooth roots to identify any structural abnormalities or cavities. While traditional x-rays show a part of your dental health, Drs. Louis H. Cadena and Dr. Valerie Cadena-Vargas utilizes a special imaging tool that tells more of the whole story: the Panorex imaging unit.
When you have an imaging scan with the Panorex camera, you will place your chin on a plastic, shelf-like surface. The Panorex machine will rotate around you in 360-degree fashion, capturing images quickly and quietly. The system then transmits the images to a computer where they are viewed digitally. This reduces the need for extra films and minimizes the level of radiation exposure. The entire imaging process takes roughly 20 seconds to perform.
The resulting image gives Dr. Cadena, Dr. Cadena-Vargas and their team at Cadena Dentistry a complete view of your overall dental structures. They are able to zoom in or adjust the contrast of these images for improved viewing. This gives your dentist the ability to pinpoint infections, cavities and structural issues that may affect your dental health.
Advanced technologies like the Panorex camera are just one of the many ways Drs. Cadena and Cadena-Vargas ensure their Del Rio ,TX patients’ dental health.