Radiographic Examinaton

Orthopantomogram x-ray ( OPG ) examination for full mouth examination

OPG film provides broad coverage of facial bones and teeth which cause radiation dose OPG is useful as an diagnosis tool for the following:
  • Dental implant treatment planning : Bone height and width evaluation including involved structures such as sinus cavity and nerve. 
  • Orthodontic assessment. pre and post operative 
  • Caries detection especially in the inter-dental region. 
  • Impacted wisdom teeth Diagnosis and treatment planning 
  • Periodontal bone loss and periapical involvement. 
  • Finding the source of dental pain 
  • Tempero mandibular joint dysfuctions and ankylosis
  • Diagnosis of developmental anomalies such as Cherubism, Cleido cranial dysplasia
  • Carcinoma in relation to the jaws 
  • Diagnosis of osteosarcoma, ameloblastoma, renal osteodystrophy affecting jaws, hypophosphatemia
  • The most common use is to determine the status of wisdom teeth and trauma to the jaws.