Panoramic X-ray

A panoramic x-ray is a photograph of your entire mouth, including your jaw bone, teeth, gums and connecting tissues. To take a panoramic x-ray, the patient may have to bite down on an x-ray machine in several different positions, to allow the machine to capture every angle of your mouth. The x-ray will then be processed and shown to your dentist, who can go through the findings with you.

Panoramic radiography is a brilliant tool for dentists and patients alike, as it offers a complete picture of the jaw and teeth in one image. This makes it easy to spot any ongoing or potential problems such as overcrowding, over or under bites, crooked growing teeth or fractures.

Some other benefits include:

  • The ability to view teeth from the root up, which makes it easier to predict crooked growth or damaged enamel.
  • The chance to keep an eye on any movement of teeth over time – this is particularly useful for people who have had orthodontic, teeth-straightening treatment in the past.
  • The novelty of seeing the inside of your mouth in 2D!
Differences between panoramic and intraoral x-ray
Panoramic x-ray

A panoramic is a photograph of your entire mouth, including your jaw bone, teeth, gums and connecting tissues.

Intraoral x-ray

Intraoral is an X-ray that is taken inside the mouth and shows a specific area or tooth and beneath the gums.

Prices

OPG x-ray
£50

Performed by

All our dentists perform this service.

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