With the abundance of information readily available on the internet, patients are becoming more informed about health care. The dental patient is more apt to ask why radiographic images are necessary instead of just agreeing to the treatment. Because of this, the dental professional must be able to accurately interpret the panoramic image and educate the patient. It is important to have the patient actively involved with their treatment. Incorporating this information into the patient’s appointment will help improve their understanding of their oral condition and increase the perceived value of the appointment. Patients desire to be informed about their health and treatment options and taking time to explain and educate the patient will help meet this expectation.
According to Rondon, panoramic imaging is helpful for the following situations (Table 6):
Figure 9. Interpretation.
Figure 10. Anatomy.
Figure 11. Internal Resorption.