O.P.G. (Panoramic dental x-ray) is First step of investigation for diagnosis of your dental problem and key diagnostic tool for assessment/diagnosis/detection for disease of teeth and jaw bone.
What is OPG X-Ray?
An orthopantomogram (OPG) is an advanced type of Full Mouth Dental X-Ray.
An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.
OPG X-Ray produces a 2 dimensional view of the maxilla and mandible (upper and lower jaw bone). A specialized x-ray machine is used to produce the images.
During an OPG examination, part of the equipment will rotate around the patient’s head while they remain in a still, standing or sitting position.
Uses of OPG X-Ray in Dentistry
OPGs are commonly used during a general dental check up, but can also be conducted to monitor and diagnose: