What is a Dental X-ray (OPG)?


A dental x-ray is an xray of the teeth which dentist use to look for impacted teeth, monitor growth and development of the jaws in relation to the teeth, and to identify potential problems between teeth and jaws and the temporomandibular joint.

What happens during my dental x-ray

You will be asked to stand, biting on a mouth piece. The radiographer will position you in the correct position. The machine will then rotate around your head acquiring the images of your teeth.

How long will it take?

A dental xray will take 5 mins.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary.

How much does a dental x-ray cost?

At Pulse Medical Imaging we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver first class services within the health system using Bulk billing methodology. This means that your X-Ray will be bulk billed if you have your medicare card and a practitioners referral with you, and you will have no out of pocket expenses.

Can I use my referral anywhere?

Yes, we can accept any other radiology referrals. If in doubt please seek advice from our friendly reception staff.

How do I prepare for my Dental X-ray ?

No preparation is required for either. Dentures, earrings and necklaces will need to be removed so the x-ray are not affected.

Please complete the inquiry form below for your dental imaging