A digital panoramic x-ray is a 2-D scan that allows the dentist to see a computer-generated image of your entire mouth at once. The scan uses radiography (x-rays) to reveal the hard structures in your mouth (teeth & bone), which can help the dentist diagnose many dental conditions & plan treatments & dental restorations. Unlike traditional film-type x-rays, digital panoramic x-rays expose the patient to less radiation, do not involve placing films in the patient’s mouth & only take a few seconds to complete.