OPG scans can provide a detailed image of the jawbone and help determine whether there is enough bone to support dental implants.
An OPG (orthopantomogram) scan is a type of dental X-ray that provides a panoramic view of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures. It is used to diagnose and plan treatment for a variety of dental conditions, including:
- Impacted or extra teeth: An OPG scan can identify teeth that have not erupted or have grown in an unusual position, such as wisdom teeth.
- Jaw problems: OPG scans can reveal abnormalities in the jaw, such as cysts, tumors, or fractures.
- Gum disease: The scan can help detect bone loss due to gum disease.
- Dental implants: OPG scans can provide a detailed image of the jawbone and help determine whether there is enough bone to support dental implants.
- Orthodontic treatment: An OPG scan can help orthodontists plan treatment for misaligned teeth and determine whether teeth need to be extracted.
Overall, an OPG scan is a valuable diagnostic tool for dentists and other healthcare professionals in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.