An Orthopantomogram (OPG) or Dental Panoramic Radiograph (DPR) is a scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw.

The Orthopantomogram is a simple, rapid, and comfortable examination that can provide useful information on a wide variety of pathological processes with less cost and radiation exposure. Only a single exposure is required, during which the x-ray tube makes a sweep about the patient’s head.



Q. What does it demonstrate ?

It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.

Q. What are the indications ?

  • Evaluation of trauma, third molar, extensive pathology.
  • Evaluation of tooth development especially mixed dentation analysis.
  • Temporo mandibular joint pathology, dislocation or fractures can be clearly visualized without overlap.
  • Multiple dental/oral problems caused by tobacco/Pan masala chewing in elders & Chocolates in children are caught by a single X-ray.