An OPG is an X-ray which displays all the teeth, jaws and temperomandibular joints in a single image.
It is often used in the planning of orthodontic work, a review of wisdom teeth or a general overview of the teeth and bone in that area.
No appointment is necessary for an OPG with PRP Diagnostic Imaging. Simply walk-in to your local practice with your referral. During Covid lockdown periods, PRP prefers all patients ring the practice prior to arrival for initial screening.
Please advise us beforehand
Please advise us if you are, or think you may be, pregnant.
What happens during the procedure
Most OPGs are performed standing with your chin resting on a small shelf, biting gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head.
There are handles either side for you to hold, ensuring you remain very still while your
X-ray is taken.
How long does it take?
Approx 15 minutes
After your examination
There are no restrictions after having an OPG.