OPG

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OPG

At Nambour Radiology we believe in comprehensive healthcare, and provide a full range of OPG Dental X-Rays to assist in your treatment. Whether your dentist is assessing wisdom teeth or you have suffered a jaw injury, our world-class OPG technology will assist your medical and dental teams identify and treat problem areas.

 

How does it work?

An OPG (Orthopantomogram) X-Ray gives a panoramic, wide view image of the lower part of the face. This enables the radiologist and dental teams to see both top and bottom teeth together on a single film, giving a full picture of the jaw structure and leading to more accurate and effective diagnostics.

The OPG shows teeth that haven’t yet surfaced, as well as any potential issues with the joint that connects the jaw to the skull, called the Temporomandibular. 

How to Prepare

To prepare for your OPG X-Ray you may be required to remove any ear and facial piercings, as well as eye glasses and neck jewellry. The OPG is a non-invasive procedure and there is no discomfort. 

 

What to expect?

Once you have removed any piercings, you will be asked to stand still with your chin resting on a shelf. You’ll then be required to gently bite on a mouthpiece while the X-Rays are taken, this helps show how your jaw and teeth align naturally.

If you have any questions regarding your OPG X-Ray your radiologist will be happy to talk you through the process, or alternatively you can call our team prior to your appointment to discuss any concerns.