If a dental OPG is in your future, you shouldn’t panic about it. Orthopantomogram is an abbreviation for “Orthopantomography Panoramic Radiograph of the Lower Facial Region,” and it describes a specific sort of low-radiation X-ray.
An OPG can reveal bone loss or other abnormalities in the jawbone, which can be important for diagnosing conditions such as osteoporosis, osteomyelitis or detecting any pathologies in the bone.
This technology can also show the condition of the sinuses and help dentists identify any sinus-related dental issues.
The patient is seated and positioned in the machine
The patient bites down on a plastic device to hold
The OPG machine takes images of relevant structures
The dental professional checks the images
The dental professional will give the suggestions
Make appointments to maintain good oral health and prevent potential dental problems.