Panoramic X-ray or an orthopantomogram is a two-dimensional full mouth X-ray that captures all the tooth and related structures of the upper and lower jaw in a single film or image. These are used in dentistry to diagnose or detect multiple carious lesions, bone lesions like tumors and cysts, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, fractures, plan orthodontic treatments, etc. This dental radiography does not need the patient to open their mouth; hence these are beneficial in trismus patients.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My milk teeth or primary teeth did not fall still. Those teeth are a little bit shaky now. If I get it removed, will I get new permanent teeth? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Over-retained milk teeth till the age of 20 years must have caused misalignment and impaction of your permanent teeth.First of all, you should get a panoramic x-ray done to check whether the permanent teeth buds are present under the milk teeth. If yes, then it has to be ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a swollen, bleeding and receding gums. I tried Corsodyl mouthwash, but I want more advice. I am dreading going to the dentist. I really do not want to lose my tooth. The top bone area is currently exposed. I really need help, please. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore, swollen and receding gums with bleeding seem to be most probably due to an active gum infection that is causing a loss of attachment from the gum and underlying bone, making the teeth loose. This condition is called periodontitis. Using only a mouth wash will not... Read Full »