Gold Coast Dental Services | OPG (Orthopantomogram)
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OPG (Orthopantomogram)

  • An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face,¬†which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaws on a single film.
  • It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.
  • It is different from the small close up x-rays dentists take of individual teeth.
  • An OPG may also reveal problems with the jawbone and the joint which connects the jawbone to the head, called the Temporomandibular joint or TMJ.
  • An OPG may be requested for the planning of orthodontic treatment, for assessment of wisdom teeth or for a general overview of the teeth and the bone which supports the teeth.

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