OPG Imaging at Bayview Dental Claremont
As the leading dental practice in Perth, Western Australia, we are committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients. One of the ways we do this is through investing in use of state-of-the-art technology, such as Orthopantomogram (OPG) imaging.
What is OPG Imaging?
OPG imaging is a type of dental radiography that allows us to view a panoramic view of the upper and lower jaw. It gives us a comprehensive picture of your teeth, jawbone, and other key structures in your mouth, all in a single image. This panoramic view is impossible to achieve with traditional x-ray imaging.
Why is OPG Imaging a Great Technical Imaging Unit?
We believe in using the best and most advanced tools available and OPG imaging is a fantastic technical imaging unit that has revolutionised our practice in several ways:
Comprehensive view: OPG imaging provides a full panoramic view of the mouth, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and temporomandibular joints (TMJs). This comprehensive view allows us to diagnose problems that may not be visible with traditional x-rays.
Efficiency: OPG imaging is quick and easy. The entire process takes only a few minutes, and the images are available immediately for analysis, allowing for efficient and prompt diagnosis.
Less radiation: Compared to traditional x-rays, OPG imaging exposes patients to less radiation, making it a safer option.
Benefits for Patients, Especially Children
At Bayview Dental Claremont, we understand the importance of providing a comfortable and safe environment for our patients, especially children. OPG imaging has unique benefits for our younger patients:
Less intimidating: The OPG machine is less intimidating than traditional x-ray machines. The patient simply stands or sits in front of the machine with no need for any uncomfortable clamps or sensors in the mouth.
Safer: OPG imaging uses a lower dose of radiation compared to traditional x-rays, making it a safer option for children.
Early detection: OPG imaging helps us to detect dental issues at an early stage, such as impacted teeth or potential orthodontic problems. Early detection can result in simpler and less invasive treatments.
OPG imaging is a fantastic tool that has greatly enhanced our ability to provide the best possible dental care for our patients. It’s quick, efficient, and safe, making dental visits a more pleasant experience for patients of all ages, especially our youngest patients. At Bayview Dental Claremont, we are proud to offer this advanced technology as part of our commitment to excellence in dental care.