Panoramic X-ray of teeth

Panoramic X-ray of teeth
OPTG or orthopantomogram is a panoramic X-ray of both jaws, allowing a dentist or ENT to study in detail the structure of the dentition, the roots of the teeth, their canals, nasal bones, maxillary sinuses, both temporomandibular joints. The final image looks like a photo with a wide viewing angle, so all the listed structures are visible on it, despite the level of their location.

Doctors of the Polyclinic.ae clinic prescribe an examination when required:
  • diagnosis of multiple caries, periodontitis, periostitis;
  • assessment of the state of bone tissue, temporomandibular joints;
  • examination of the location of the rudiments of the molars in order to identify their presence or absence;
  • measurement of the amount of bone tissue and the height of the alveolar processes (for implantation);
  • tooth locations;
  • determination of the severity of injury, damage;
  • before installing braces and other orthodontic structures;
  • study of the position of the third;
  • detection of ENT pathology of the maxillary sinuses and nasal passages (chronic sinusitis, sinusitis).

What diseases can be diagnosed with OPTG?

In the picture, the doctor can diagnose the following disorders:
  • caries (single and multiple);
  • destruction of fillings, damage to orthodontic structures;
  • malocclusion;
  • osteoarthritis, arthritis of the temporomandibular joint;
  • absence of the rudiment of the molar tooth;
  • mechanical damage to bones and teeth;
  • neoplasms (malignant and benign);
  • cysts, granulomas;
  • inflammatory processes in the bone
  • pathology of the maxillary sinuses.
And also with the help of OPTG, the doctor has the opportunity to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment, monitor the healing process of the bone around the implanted tooth, evaluate the quality of the filling.

How is the procedure performed in the Polyclinic.ae

Orthopantomogram is a fast and non-invasive examination that takes the patient less than a minute to obtain a complete panoramic image. Special preparation for it is not required, the examination can be carried out at any time. Immediately before the snapshot, the patient will be required to:
  • remove all metal jewelry from the face and neck (chains, piercings, earrings);
  • wear a protective lead apron that reduces the impact of X-rays on the area under study;
  • stand inside the orthopantomograph;
  • squeeze a special plastic stand with teeth, close lips;
  • take hold of the handles of the device with hands, and press the chest against a special plate;
  • throughout the procedure, do not move and try not to swallow saliva;
  • the device will make several revolutions around the patient's head, producing the required number of images;
  • after 5-10 minutes, the patient can take a picture and its description with a transcript and, if possible, a preliminary cause of the development of the disorder.

Difference from CT

Both of these studies can be assigned to study the dentition, jaws and joints, but they have significant differences:
  • OPTG is a flat two-dimensional image aimed mainly at studying the state of bone tissue. The radiation load during it is 20-30 microsieverts, so it can also be carried out for children;
  • CT is a three-dimensional 3D image that can be rotated and viewed in layers, obtaining detailed information not only about the bone tissue, but also the soft structures of the face. The radiation load during it is approximately of 60-70 microsieverts, so it is not recommended during pregnancy and for children under 14 years.

Our doctors

Dr. Olga Voronets

Dr. Olga Voronets

Head of dentistry, General Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

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Dr. Mohammad Zaki Hakki

Dr. Mohammad Zaki Hakki

Specialist Pediatrician

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Dr. Charalampos Harris Zourelidis

Dr. Charalampos Harris Zourelidis

Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Abdullah Azad

Dr. Abdullah Azad

General practitioner

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Dr. Alexey Shklyar

Dr. Alexey Shklyar

Specialist Gynecologist

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Dr. Artem Shyshko

Dr. Artem Shyshko

General Dentist

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Dr. Asiyeh Abdullahi

Dr. Asiyeh Abdullahi

Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Eleanora Sebakhutu

Dr. Eleanora Sebakhutu

Physiotherapist

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Dr. Eset Dzeygova

Dr. Eset Dzeygova

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

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Reviews

Caterina
Very attentive pediatrician. Available on quite short notice, as the clinic is new. Pleasantly surprised!
sblackpanter
"Polyclinic" not only provides qualified medical assistance but also shows care for patients on an emotional level, making the healing process more humane and supportive.
Nikita Nikita
The clinic has its own parking lot. It is very comfortable.
Konstantin Melnichuk
The clinic opened recently. Everything is new and clean. It's nice to be there. All the staff are very responsive, there is a wide range of services
Sara Madi
Dr.Sarah was very helpful and all the staff were very kind and accommodating.
Эдуард Суровый
I am charmed by the friendly and professional staff at "Polyclinic." All employees show care and attention to patients, creating a warm atmosphere
Ева Бузуева
The medical staff at "Polyclinic" interacts professionally with patients. All nurses and administrators are friendly and always ready to help. Satisfied with my visit.
Loof Loofy
Thank you Dr Kenan Hamwi, the best Orthodontist in Dubai, I cant believe the difference between my before and after braces photos .. I’m so proud with my smile now.. Really appreciate it
Milana Ayzenberg
Simply the best! Highly professional and knowledgeable specialists
mohammed Alkitbi
I came today for my montly orthodontic visit with Dr kenan. Thanks a lot for the wonderful treatment, I cant beleive the amazing progress i have
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