Dental X-rays are one of the advantaged diagnostic tools we use to provide you with the best possible care. Radiographs are essential to achieving comprehensive dental care. By taking X-ray images of your child’s mouth, our dentists can locate cavities and other problems before they become serious. Dental X-rays also allow our dentists to evaluate and monitor your child’s tooth, gum, and bone health, something that cannot be as easily seen with the naked eye.
When your child has X-rays taken, one of our dental professionals will cover your child with a lead apron to prevent exposing the rest of his or her body to radiation. There are five types of X-rays that may be used for your child’s X-rays, depending on your child’s dental needs and our dentists’ goals:
Dental X-rays are completely painless and are typically repeated once a year during your child’s regular visits. If our dentists feel a need to take more X-rays to evaluate and diagnose your child’s oral health, they will discuss their concerns and treatment plans with you. If you would like to learn more about dental X-rays, we invite you to contact our office today and visit with our dentists.