Orthopantomogram (OPG)

Orthopantomogram (OPG) is a specialized dental imaging technique offering a panoramic view of the entire oral and maxillofacial region. Primarily used for comprehensive dental assessments, orthodontic planning, and diagnostic evaluations, OPG provides detailed insights into tooth alignment, jaw structure, impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, and sinus health.

This noninvasive imaging tool is invaluable for dental professionals in formulating precise treatment plans and ensuring optimal oral health.

Why it's done

  • Comprehensive Dental Assessment: OPG is conducted for thorough evaluations, providing a comprehensive view of the entire oral and maxillofacial region.
  • Orthodontic Planning: Essential for orthodontic procedures, OPG aids in planning treatments by offering a detailed perspective on tooth alignment and positioning.
  • Diagnostic Insights: Used for diagnostic evaluations when specific dental concerns or abnormalities require detailed examination.
  • Tooth Alignment and Positioning: Reveals insights into the alignment and positioning of teeth, facilitating assessments for orthodontic interventions.
  • Jaw Structure Examination: Offers a panoramic view of the upper and lower jaws, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
  • Detection of Impacted Teeth: Identifies impacted teeth, assisting in planning for extractions or orthodontic interventions.
  • Bone Abnormality Identification: Detects abnormalities in the jawbone, including cysts, tumors, or infections, allowing for early intervention.
  • Sinus Health Assessment: Provides insights into sinus health, particularly beneficial for procedures involving the upper jaw.