Dental

OPG (Orthopantomogram), i-Cat (Cone Beam 3D Imaging) and Lat Ceph are special types of imaging of the lower face, teeth and jaw. This type of imaging is used to assess position and growth of the teeth and jaw, and is useful in planning orthodontic treatment, periodontal disease, extraction and sinusitis or other facial sinus problems.

  • WHAT IS DENTAL IMAGING

    OPG (Orthopantomogram), i-Cat (Cone Beam 3D Imaging) and Lat Ceph are special types of imaging of the lower face, teeth and jaw. This type of imaging is used to assess position and growth of the teeth and jaw, and is useful in planning orthodontic treatment, periodontal disease, extraction and sinusitis or other facial sinus problems.

  • BEFORE DENTAL IMAGING

    No specific preparation is required for dental imaging. Please be sure to have a current referral from your doctor, and bring any relevant films or reports to assist our radiologists in making the most accurate diagnosis. You may be asked to remove any jewellery or metal items from your head and neck area including hair accessories, dentures and plates.

  • DURING DENTAL IMAGING

    The patient will be asked to keep very still during the imaging process. Dental imaging is a quick, non-invasive and painless procedure and no discomfort should be experienced.

  • AFTER DENTAL IMAGING

    Dental imaging requires no special post treatment care and the patient can return to normal activities straight after the test, as there are no after effects. One of our radiologists will interpret the scan and provide your referring doctor with a comprehensive report about the findings. The results of your scan will be sent directly to your referring doctor, and it is very important you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results.

  • PATIENT SAFETY

    Dental scans involve a very small dose of radiation, which makes this test unsuitable for women who are, or might be pregnant. The benefits of dental scans out outweigh the potential risks involved.

Find out more about the services we offer in this area

Please note; not all services are listed below, and not all services are available at every site

OPG

OPG is an X-ray that is useful to determine teeth positioning and growth, and to assess teeth that may not have surfaced yet, such as wisdom teeth.

You may be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still while the x-ray is taken to avoid blurred images. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

CONE BEAM (I-CAT)

i-CAT (only available at The Women’s Imaging Centre) uses sophisticated X-ray equipment to create a 3D reconstruction of teeth, soft tissue, nerves and jaw in a single scan, enabling more precise treatment planning for dental implants and orthodontic treatment. The X-ray is in the shape of a cone that rotates around the head in a complete 360-degree rotation, while capturing multiple images from varying angles.

You may be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still while the x-ray is taken to avoid blurred images. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

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