X-rays use radiation to take pictures of bones and other parts inside the body. An OPG is a panoramic X-ray of the upper & lower jaws, including the teeth. The OPG unit is specifically designed to rotate around the patients head during the scan. An OPG will take approximately 20 seconds.
An OPG can be used to take for
- Dislocated jaw
- It can also be used for surgical planning.