Centre of Advanced Oral Health with OPG Xray
We have both Intra Oral Xray and OPG (with Cephalogram ) in our facilities. Give us a call if you have any question.
Intra Oral Xray
OPG (Orthopantomogram) and Cephalogram Xray
Xray in Dental Operation
X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. With intraoral X-rays, the X-ray film is inside the mouth. With extraoral X-rays, the film is outside the mouth.
Intraoral X-rays are the most common type. They give a high level of detail. These X-rays allow dentists to:
- Find cavities
- Look at the tooth roots
- Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
- See the status of developing teeth
- Otherwise monitor good tooth health
OPG (Orthopantomogram) and Cephalogram are types of dental x-rays. An OPG produces a panoramic view of the jaw whilst a cephalogram is an x-ray of the facial structures. A lateral cephalogram produces a side profile image of the face, jaws and soft tissues to assess the relation of the teeth to the jaws, the jaws to the skull, and the relation of the soft tissues to the teeth and jaws.
What equipment is used during an OPG examination?
A specialised 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.
What conditions can be diagnosed by a dental x-ray?
OPGs are commonly used during a general dental check up, but can also be conducted to monitor and diagnose:
- Teeth (general review)
- Teeth (cavities)
- Teeth impaction