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Digital (OPG)

An OPG (Orthopantomogram) is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. ... An OPG also demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted through the gum. It is different from the small close up x-rays dentists take of individual teeth. During OPG x-rays, you will be asked to stand or sit in front of the x-ray machine and rest your chin on a plastic rest. You will also need to bite down gently on a mouthpiece, to ensure your head remains still during the procedure. Part of the machine then rotates around your head as the images are being taken An OPG is a panoramic X-ray of the upper and lower jaws, including the teeth. The OPG unit is specifically designed to rotate around the patient's head during the scan. An OPG will take approximately 20 seconds.

  • Fractures
  • Dislocated jaw
  • Infection
  • Dentition (teeth)
  • It can also be used for surgical planning.

Benefits of an OPG

  • Painless, fast and easy
  • No radiation is left in your body after the OPG is finished