Digital Orthopantogram

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An OPG which stands for ORTHOPANTOGRAM, gives a panoramic view of the mandible and teeth.

Reasons for OPG requests

Dental Disease

Extraction of teeth (eg. wisdom teeth)

Teeth Abnormalities

OPGs are used by Dentists to provide information on

Procedure

You may be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images, You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still while the x-ray is taken. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.