Dental X-Rays (Radiographs)
X-rays are a crucial part of the diagnostic process. They help us determine any developmental or pathological conditions that are present in the teeth, its surrounding structures or jawbones. X-rays allow the dentist to detect cavities, survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. They allow dentists to diagnose conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays and examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. It is in your child's best interest to have a complete set of radiographs taken, either a panoramic and bitewings or periapicals and bitewings.
Pediatric dentists are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of their patients to radiation. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. Use of lead aprons and shields will protect your child. The high-tech equipment in our technology filters out unnecessary X-rays and restricts the X-ray beam to the specific area of interest.