An OPG which stands for orthopantogram gives a panoramic view of the mandible and teeth.
OPG shows angulation, shape of roots, size and shape of crown, effect on other teeth.
Eg. Developmental, to show size, number, shape and position.
You may be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still while the x-ray is taken. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.
Afterward, you may get photos/CD or a copy of a 4D movie to take home. our doctor will inform you if anything seems unusual.