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The panoramic x ray shows the dentist a patient's nasal area, sinuses, jaw joints, teeth and surrounding bone. It can reveal cysts, tumors, bone irregularities, and much more.The panoramic x-ray usually shows both jaw joints and an unusual flattening in the joint can mean that this patient has a TMJ problem. The lower jaw, called the mandible, can also have an indentation on its lower boarder when a patient's beaver muscle ( masseter ) has been clenching and grinding. The panoramic x-ray shows the entire mandible, including all of its lower boarder. A full mouth series of smaller x-rays would not show this indentation.