An Orthopantomogram (OPG), also known as an “orthopantogram” or “panorex”, is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear.
OPGs are used by Dentists to provide information on :
Impacted wisdom teeth
Periodontal bone loss
Finding the source of dental pain
Assessment for the placement of dental implants
Broad anatomic region is imaged.
Low radiation dose.
Convenient, easy and fast. The entire procedure takes 14 seconds expsure time.
Procedure can be performed on patients who cannot open their mouth.
Easy for edentulous patients, patients who do not tolerate intraoral procedure well, patients with multiple tooth / Oral pathology.
No overlapping of facial bones
Evaluation of trauma, third molar, extensive pathology.
Evaluation of tooth development especially mixed dentation analysis.
Evaluation of development anomlies like cleft palate.
Minimal fluid inmaxillary sinus can be caught in his X-ray.
Temporo mandibular joint pathology, dislocation or fractures can be clearly visualized without overlap.
Styloid process visualization is very easily achieved.
Multiple dental/oral problems caused by tobacco/Pan masala chewing in elders & Chocolates in children are caught by a single X-ray.
Gross localization of Nasal Cavity/Ethomodial sinus/Maxillary sinus tumors & other paathology can be done at a very low price compared to the CT/MRI.
OPG is very useful for following faculties :
Maxillo facial Surgery
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