Orthopantomogram (OPG)

OPG is a special tomographic way to image the teeth and the adjacent bones (mandible and maxilla). An x-ray source rotates around the area of interest whilst the detector rotates in the opposite direction producing a panoramic view of the teeth. It is used for assessment of the teeth looking for dental decay and other pathology including disease involving the adjacent bony structures. It also gives information about the alignment of the teeth. In orthodontic assessment, it is often combined with a lateral cephalogram, which gives more information on teeth and jaw alignment.

At Lime Radiology we use the latest Sirona digital OPG machine. Being a fully digital system the patient is assured of the best image quality at the lowest radiation dose possible.

The images will be reported by an experienced specialist Dental Radiologist.