WHAT IS A DENTAL/OPG
A Dental/OPG is a procedure that uses X-rays (a form of electromagnetic energy) to view and produce images of the jaws and
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments for Dental/OPG’s are not required. Although the scan itself will not take very long, most dental/OPG appointments may require you to attend for as long as 10-15 minutes. Have any metal around the head or face area (e.g. piercings,necklaces, dentures etc) Have any information you believe may be relevant to your examination
WHO WILL DO MY DENTAL/OPG?
A qualified and specially trained radiographer will always be present during your X-ray
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY DENTAL/OPG?
You will be asked to face the Dental/OPG machine and bite on a plastic disposable tube. One of our radiographer staff will position you to ensure the best images are possible and that you are always in their full view. Once positioned, the Dental/OPG machine will rotate around your head to collect the data. The procedure normally only takes a few seconds. As dental/OPG’s are non invasive and safe, patients can resume normal activity after having one.