The Panorex can be used in a variety of ways above and beyond cavity detection. The Panorex is used for oral cancer screenings, for periodontal assessments, to assess dental roots, to pinpoint the source of dental pain, for orthodontics, for treatment planning with TMJ disorder, and more. The panoramic x-ray takes under a minute. Jewelry should be removed, as should any oral appliances before a Panorex. Be sure to tell us if you suspect you might be pregnant before a Panorex x-ray or any other dental procedure.