Radiology, Dental Panoramic X-Ray, OPG

Orthopantomogram (OPG) Dental

 

Panoramic radiograph. The I-Max Touch 3D offers 3D cone beam imaging with a volume designed to capture the entire jaw in a single image.

 

 

The process of taking multiple x-ray photographs of the mouth area to produce a single image for diagnoses is called OPG dental (Orthopantomogram). The panoramic image is produced by means of the equipment moving around the patient, typically covering 180-200 degrees in rotation.

 

 

We make full panoramic x-rays, bitewings, and x-rays of single teeth as well. Many more complicated dental procedures require a dental x-ray as a prerequisite: root canal treatments, extractions, dental implants and orthodontics as well.

 

Why Use Orthopantomogram (OPG) Dental

OPG dental images display all teeth in a single frame, facilitating wider diagnoses of the jaw, teeth and soft tissue for a more robust diagnoses. Typical functions include: examination of impacted teeth, locating potential causes of dental pain, diagnoses concerning the bone structure of the temporomandibular joint or the entire jaw, and examining the pattern of both non-surfaced and surfaced teeth in adults and children. Fractures to bone and teeth are also conditions that a dental professional may be looking for when ordering an OPG dental scan for his or her patient.

 

A panoramic radiograph, also called an OPG, is a result of panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. This technology allows capturing patient’s whole jaw in a single scan and shows the two-dimensional or three-dimensional (3D models) view of a half-circle from ear to ear.