Orthopantomogram (OPG) scans are most commonly referred to as a dental x-ray.
The OPG x-
It is used to demonstrate the number, position
How does an OPG work?
A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of x-ray radiation which penetrates all oral structures.
Teeth appear lighter on film, as less radiation is needed for them to show up on film. However, dental cavities, infections
How common is OPG?
Dental imaging is an essential component of most dental visits. The images are clear enough to spot signs of cavities and periodontal disease – both of which can be easily overlooked during a visual examination.
This x-ray may be taken as part of a routine dental check-up, as it helps your dentist find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses or cavities, as well as detect bone loss.
Your dentist may request an OPG
What can I expect?
The procedure is simple, non-invasive and does not incur any side effects.
Standing with your face resting on a small shelf, you will be given a sterile
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