What is a Dental X-ray (OPG)?
It is a special X-ray technique which gives a panoramic view of the mouth, giving information on the teeth and the bones of the upper and lower jaw.
What to expect from a Dental X-ray
You will be asked to remove glasses, hair accessories and jewellery. You will then be asked to stand with your chin resting on a small shelf to provide accurate positioning. You will be asked to bite down on a sterile covered mouthpiece to steady your head.
Once the position is accurate, the X-ray machine will move around your head generating a panoramic image. The procedure is very quick, and you will not feel any discomfort.
How to prepare for your appointment
No preparation is required prior to your appointment.
What do you need to bring to your appointment
- No preparation is required for dental imaging
- Your referral form - please note we accept all referral forms from all providers
- Medicare card
- Pension or concession card
- Any prior imaging
When will my doctor receive the results?
Our radiologist will interpret your examination and send the results directly to your dentist or specialist as soon as they are available. Your dentist or specialist will review your results and explain these results to you.
Fees and Billing
As a community focused radiology provider, in most instances, we bulk bill to Medicare, but it is important to check with your individual practice prior to your service.