OPG or Orthopantomogram are special Xrays used in dental imaging, to get a panoramic view of the teeth. Dentists will recommend you to take a OPG before any dental procedures. OPG is also taken to rule out facial bone fractures in trauma patients.
An Orthopantomogram (OPG), also known as an “orthopantogram” or “panorex”, is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a three-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear.
OPGs are used by Dentists to provide information on
- Impacted wisdom teeth.
- Periodontal bone loss.
- Finding the source of dental pain.
- Assessment for the placement of dental implants.
- Orthodontic assessment.