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X-Ray, OPG

An OPG (Orthopantomagram) is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the top and bottom jaw. It is also popularly known by the proprietary name Orthopantomagraph or Panorex. It defines or provides a flattened two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. Panoramic x-rays allow images of numerous angles to be taken to make up the composite panoramic image, where the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) are easily view. The structures that are outside the viewed area are blurred. At some stage in your dental procedure, your dentist will likely take an OPG.
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The principal advantage of panoramic images/OPGs:

  • Wide coverage of facial bones and teeth which includes TMJ (temperomandibular joint)
  • Low patient radiation dose
  • Convenience of examination for the patient
  • Ability to be applied in patients who are not able to open their mouth completely.
  • Short time need for producing the image
  • Necessary visual aid in patient education and case presentation

Your dentist will ask you to remove any jewellery as well as metallic items from around your head and neck area as it can interpret with the image, blocking the x-ray. The OPG generally takes about 3 mins to complete, only 20 seconds of this are the image being taken.

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Where can I get an OPG taken?

Muskan Dental has an OPG machine on site for your convenience and the images are presented and appeared digitally and stored in your file with all your other x-rays. The image is produced within seconds of the OPG being taken and the dentist will review it with his/her patient at the end of the appointment. This can be as part of our dental checkup, or seperate appointment. An OPG is just one diagnostic element that your dentist will use to ensure you maintain and prevent unnecessary dental issues.

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