OPG, otherwise called orthopantomogram, is a type of oral X-ray that provides a panoramic view of all the teeth, jaws, and lower part of the orbit and nose. You can also clearly view the temporomandibular joint in this. It is also helpful to detect any lesions or tumors in the jawbones.
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How long does the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?
Query: Hello doctor, I had all four impacted wisdom teeth out a week ago. The pain has been absolutely horrible which I knew it would be. However, my left side has healed very well, is no longer swollen with minimal sensitivity. Now my right side is still as swollen as day two or three. It is hard, sensi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain a few things first. Wisdom tooth, first of all, can be fully erupted, partially erupted or totally unerupted, sometimes lying deep within the bone. The swelling of the extraction site depends on the amount of bone removal to take the tooth out. It is n... Read Full »
What does popping sound while opening the mouth indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I got facial pain, headaches, popping sound while opening jaw, pressure and sometimes neck pain as well. I got patchy mucosal thickening of ethmoid sinuses from a CT scan. I have attached my dental x-ray. Are my symptoms due to sinuses? Or do I have TMD of right mandible? Most of my sympt... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the symptoms you have mentioned are strongly suggestive of temperomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you will need an advice from an oral surgeon and a neurologist. Avoid chewing anything hard on the right side in the meantime. A popping sound heard is the commonest s... Read Full »