Dental X-rays (Radiographs) can take multiple formats to visualise different teeth of interest. To name a few these may include Periapical x-rays, which show a single tooth from root to crown and Bite-wing X-rays, which are used to observe potential decay in molar teeth.
At CT Dent our specialised X-rays include Orthopantomogram (OPG) and Cephalometric (CEPH) X-rays, providing you with full face-on panoramic and side view (lateral CEPH) dental x-rays, respectively.
An Orthopantomogram x-ray (OPG x-ray) is a wide-view, panoramic x-ray of the patients upper and law jaw, and associated dentition from root to crown, in a single image - which is not possible with periapical or Bite-wing x-rays.
A digital OPG x-ray is especially helpful in planning of orthodontic dental brace treatment, as it provides a full overview of the teeth, and highlights non-erupted and/or impacted teeth.
A further advantage of an OPG x-ray is that can help assess a patient’s wisdom teeth and reveal whether a patient has potential Temporomandibular (TMJ) joint problems.
Click on the image below to open up an example of an OPG x-ray, which is visualised using the PACS Cloud Viewer and at the same time take measurements, add annotations and zoom into desired areas for closer inspection.
Click link HERE for information on CEPH x-rays.
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