Digital X-rays (radiographs) allow us to deliver state-of- the-art, high-quality dental images that will immediately be displayed on the computer. X-Rays are critical to complete your child’s dental examination to help find cavities, especially between the teeth. Without X-rays, many dental conditions will be missed. Earlier diagnosed cavities allow less invasive treatment. Less invasive treatment may include white fillings rather than silver crowns.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends radiographs and examinations every six months for children with a high risk of cavities.
We take X-rays based on the cavity-risk of your child. As a pediatric dental office, we are particularly careful to minimize radiation exposure to our patients. Present day technology allows the amount of radiation from a dental X-ray to be very small.