Dental Xray (OPG) / Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT):
What is a Dental Xray (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 is a Dental Cone beam CT (CBCT):
Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT)systems. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat.
What happens during my dental x-ray and CBCT?
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 or CBCT will 5 mins.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointment is nessessary.
How much does a dental x-ray cost?
At Auburn Radiology 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.
How much does CBCT cost?
Due to the recent changes in medicare, only specialist dentist or General practitioners are able to send patients which are able to be bulk billed. If a general dentist has referred for a CBCT medicare will not cover the cost. This is why we will need to charge a private fee.
Can I use my referral anywhere?
If you have a referral to another imaging practice or organisation we can still assist you as we put you the patient first and accept all referrals. If in doubt please seek advice from your referring medical professional.
Where can I get my CBCT done?
The CBCT machine is located at our local site in Auburn.
How do I prepare for my Dental X-ray for CBCT?
No preparation is required for either. Dentures and necklaces will need to be removed so the x-ray are not affected.
Why Choose Auburn Radiology?
Auburn Radiology offers the highest quality Imaging Services in the Auburn region. We are the leaders in Bulk Billing with the real benefit of no ‘Out of Pocket’ expenses for you. So give it a try and save money with the Auburn's best ‘Bulk Billing’ Radiology Practice.
Your Next Step
Please ensure that you have your Medicare card and referral with you and pop into our location for your Dental X-ray. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us on (02) 8315 8292 as we are here to help.