Panoramic projection makes it possible to examine all teeth and the correctness of their alignment. It should be performed at the very beginning of every dental treatment. It is especially useful in orthodontics (checking for presence of permanent tooth-buds) and periodontics (level of bone alveolus, presence of possible atrophies, pathological tooth pockets).

A panoramic image is also a routine diagnostic element in case of extensive prosthetic or implant works.