Dental X-Rays & OPG in Perth
OPG teeth X-Rays & dental imaging
A dental X-Ray is any dentist’s best friend. The X-Ray helps practitioners visualise any tooth disease and surrounding tissue infections that wouldn’t be picked up by an ordinary oral exam. For adults, the dental imaging can pick up areas of decay and reveal any bone loss or gum disease. For children, X-Rays determine the development of wisdom teeth.
St John Dental offers X-Ray and Orthopantomogram (OPG) dental imaging services. Our dentists are able to take small, close up X-Rays of individual teeth or an OPG, which provides a panoramic or wide view X-Ray of the lower face, displaying all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. You will not feel any discomfort during either procedure. For more information, contact your closest St John Dental clinic.
For more Information on X-Ray and OPG in Perth, contact our dental practice.
There are two types of dental X-Rays: intraoral and extraoral X-Rays (OPG). Intraoral is the most common X-Ray used in many dental clinics. These are teeth X-Rays which provide our practitioners with detailed imaging on cavities and the health of the root. There are several types of intraoral X-Rays. These include:
- Bitewing X-Rays: Displays details of the upper and lower teeth.
- Periapical X-Rays: Displays an image of one tooth, from crown to the end of the root.
- Occlusal X-Rays: Displays full tooth development and placement.
Speak to our practitioners to find out more information about the above X-rays.
The extraoral X-ray provides imaging of the jaw and skull. The objective is to monitor growth and the development of the jaw in relation to the teeth.
The importance of the OPG
An OPG X-Ray is used to show the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced. An OPG dental scan may also reveal problems with the jawbone and the joint which connects the jawbone to the skull. This is useful if you require an assessment of your wisdom teeth, or for an overview of the teeth and the bone which support the teeth.
We have state-of-the-art X-Ray technology to help with the dental imaging. This uses less radiation than a typical X-Ray and images are available immediately.