We offer a comprehensive range of dental x-rays that produce images of the teeth, as well as the jaw, sinuses and the face. We also provide 3D evaluations to help guide orthodontic treatment.
An Orthopantomogram (OPG) is a panoramic x-ray that looks at the lower face, teeth, jaw and sinuses. This x-ray can demonstrate the number of teeth as well as their position and growth and is particularly useful to assess teeth that have not yet surfaced.
A Lateral Cephalogram (Lat Ceph) is an x-ray of the side of the face so that accurate measurements can be made to determine the current and future relationship of the top and bottom jaw (maxilla and mandible) and therefore assess the nature of your bite.
Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is a series of images used to create a multiplanar image of the jaw, teeth and facial joints, offering multiplanar evaluation of dental anatomy and disease. It may be used for impacted teeth, pre-implant assessment, orthodontic assessment, and assessment for jaw and face surgery.
You will be asked to remove any jewellery, hair ties or metal objects in the region of the head and face. There is no preparation required for these scans.
Approximately 5-10 minutes.
There is no injection needed.
You will be exposed to a small amount of radiation during the examination, but this is minimal due to modern digital techniques and unlikely to cause any issues.
The report from our radiologist will be forwarded to your doctor or dentist as soon as possible. If there are any urgent findings, a radiologist will notify your referring doctor immediately.
Please advise us if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.
Please advise us of any medications you are taking. They may affect the timing of your appointment.
Please advise us of any allergies.