Pantomography, commonly referred to as a panoramic radiography, is a dental imaging technique used to capture a wide view of the mouth in a single image. This includes the upper and lower jaws, the teeth, and surrounding structures. It is distinct from the standard dental X-ray that focuses on individual teeth. The tomograph rotates around the patient's head to obtain the image.

Pantomography is used for various purposes such as:

  1. Evaluating wisdom teeth (their position and development).
  2. Detecting jaw problems.
  3. Planning for dental implants.
  4. Identifying cysts, tumors, or other abnormalities in the jaw region.
  5. Viewing the nasal area, maxillary sinuses, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and the mandible.

It's a valuable diagnostic tool in both dentistry and orthodontics.


When should a Pantomography be performed?

The dentist will recommend a Pantomography based on individual patient needs and clinical judgment. It is typically done in specific situations such as:

  1. Dental Evaluations:Especially for first-time dental visits, a panoramic radiograph can give the dentist an overview of the patient's oral health, helping identify any broad issues that might require attention.
  2. Orthodontic Assessment: Before beginning orthodontic treatments like braces, it's crucial to get a comprehensive view of the teeth and jawbone. It helps orthodontists to evaluate the position of teeth, growth patterns of jaws, and determine the best course of treatment..
  3. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: To assess the position, growth direction, and possible complications of wisdom teeth (third molars), especially when they are impacted or not erupting properly.
  4. Dental Implants: Before placing dental implants, dentists need a clear view of the jawbone's density, quality, and quantity to ensure correct implant placement.
  5. Jaw Issues: For diagnosing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw fractures, or other abnormalities in the jaw region.
  6. Oral Pathologies: To detect cysts, tumors, or other potential oral pathologies, especially if they are located in areas not visible with traditional intraoral X-rays.
  7. Evaluation after Trauma: After facial injuries, a panoramic radiograph can be essential to assess the extent of damage to the teeth and jawbones.
  8. Developmental Assessment: To track the development and eruption of teeth in pediatric and adolescent patients.

Why do I need a pantomography instead of a regular dental X-ray?
Pantomography offers a comprehensive view of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures, which can be especially useful for certain dental conditions, treatments, or evaluations.

Is the procedure painful?
No, the procedure is non-invasive and painless. You'll simply need to stand or sit still during the imaging process.

Do I need to prepare for the procedure?
No special preparation is required. However, you'll be asked to remove any metal objects like glasses, earrings, and necklaces. If you have dental appliances or dentures, you might need to remove them as well.

When will I get my results?
Shortly after each examination we will send the results via email to you and/or to your doctor's email address listed on the referral. Additionally we can provide the results on a CD or Pendrive.

Is it safe to have a pantomography during pregnancy?
Always inform your dentist or technician if you're pregnant or suspect you might be. While the radiation dose is low, it's a general practice to avoid unnecessary X-rays during pregnancy.

Is there an age limit for pantomography?

No, there isn't an age-specific limit. Pantomography can be beneficial for both children and adults, depending on the dental concern.

Always consult with your doctor for specific details and any further queries related to Pantomography or any other medical procedure.


80  zł

Duration of the examination

15 second



Radiation intensity


20 hours of watching TV
The radiation in a cephalometry scan is about the same as watching TV for 20 hours? It's a quick and informative way to understand your facial structure!