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How often do dentists need panoramic dental x-rays?

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In brief: Depends on patient

A a general rule, panoramic radiographs are taken every three to five years.
However, in monitoring some conditions, a panoramic radiograph may be needed as often as once a year to a couple of times in a year. Make sure your dentist informs you as to why you would need radiographs on a different schedule other than the norm.

In brief: Depends on patient

A a general rule, panoramic radiographs are taken every three to five years.
However, in monitoring some conditions, a panoramic radiograph may be needed as often as once a year to a couple of times in a year. Make sure your dentist informs you as to why you would need radiographs on a different schedule other than the norm.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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Dr. Kevin Kang
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Problem based only

Panoramic xray is mostly for braces, implants and wisdom teeth extraction purpose, where the big picture is needed.
They are not very diagnostic for checking cavities. Periapical x-rays and bitewings are more suited for such and are recommended every 6 month to 1 year.

In brief: Problem based only

Panoramic xray is mostly for braces, implants and wisdom teeth extraction purpose, where the big picture is needed.
They are not very diagnostic for checking cavities. Periapical x-rays and bitewings are more suited for such and are recommended every 6 month to 1 year.
Dr. Kevin Kang
Dr. Kevin Kang
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