Panorex films have a lot of distortions and superimposition of other areas. Since it goes around your head it basically captures everything in line of that x-ray beam. TMJ x-rays are site specific to that area. There is again difference in TMJ x-rays. The best for TMJ diagnosis are called ICAT.
thank u doctor..i will do that for sure..I seem to be okay with my TMJ. Its not causing problems for now like no pain or anything so i dont want to make it worse because of my wisdom teeth extraction.
Your right my dentist took a Panorex x-ray. Whats the difference between Panorex and other x-rays that a TMJ specialist does?
Yes, if you do have TMJ dysfunction extraction of the wisdom teeth could exacerbate the problem. Let the oral surgeon know, sometimes they will use a prop which will allow you to bite on it and at the same time not have you stretch to far open.
Secondly the x-ray you had done probably was a Panorex x-ray which I would not consider as a proper x-ray for diagnosing TMJ dysfunction. In order for a proper diagnosis of your TMJ condition I would recommend seeing a TMJ expert.