Panorex! Whats a panorex? Why do I need that?

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We commonly have patients and/or parents question why we obtain a panorex as part of our comprehensive assessment for oral surgical procedures.  A panorex is an x–ray that provides a full view of the upper and lower jaws, teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and sinuses.  Without this critical piece of data, we can sometimes miss pathologic […]

Is that the Easter bunny?

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  No, its not.  Those are diverging roots on a fully developed third molar in an adult patient that came to our office in pain for the extraction of his third molars in his 30’S.  Three roots with that level of divergence is a bit unusual and unexpected, especially since it was not clearly visible even […]