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Welcome to the UKs most Advanced Dental Imaging Centre

What Is An OPG?

An OPG is a 2D panoramic image of your upper and lower jaws and teeth. The machine moves around your head in a circular motion for approximately 20 seconds.

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What is a Cephalometric X-Ray?

A cephalometric X-ray is a 2D side view of your head. They are primarily used in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning and take approximately 20 seconds.

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What is a CBCT?

CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. This is a 3D x-ray. The machine moves around your head in a circular motion and produces 3D images of your teeth, soft tissue, bone and airways which allow your dentist to diagnose and plan treatment.

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How do I prepare for my appointment?

You will be asked to remove any head and neck jewellery and dentures, but no other special preparation is needed.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Please bring your referral form with you and anything else instructed by your dentist.

How long will my appointment be?

You should expect to be with us for up to 20 minutes.

How much radiation dose will I receive?

We are constantly exposed to radiation from a number of sources, including cosmic rays from outer space and naturally occurring radioactive materials. This background radiation we are exposed to every day does us no harm. The radiation dose you will receive from your X-ray is comparable to approximately 2-30 days of background radiation.

Who will take my scan?

The scan will be taken by a HCPC registered radiographer, who will ensure the scan is tailored to your individual needs.

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