OPG

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.

Preparation

No preparation

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.

Your images and report

After your examination, the most pertinent images from your study will be available on the myPRP patient portal. A report, along with the images will be sent directly to your referring doctor. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.
 
Please bring any previous X-rays with you.
 
It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.