Dental X-Rays

What are Dental X-Rays?

Dental x-rays are crucial to your child’s oral and dental health. They can be used to detect important changes as well as to monitor tooth growth and development. X-rays can even be used to find cavities that would otherwise go unnoticed during a routine exam. X-rays use a minimal amount of radiation and are only done on an as-needed basis.

Why are Dental X-Rays needed?

Your child may need x-rays if they are experiencing an emergency or have a problem during treatment. Certain conditions require x-rays to be taken to check underlying bone and soft tissue. We often recommend having x-rays taken at most of your child’s bi-annual appointments so that we can monitor for changes and problems. This allows us to provide adequate treatment that is specific to your child’s needs.

What makes your child a good candidate for Dental X-Rays?

All children are good candidates for dental x-rays. These x-rays use a small amount of radiation, preventing them from being harmful to your loved ones. A lead apron is used to prevent radiation from hitting the body. At all times, we make the x-ray procedure comfortable for your child.

What happens during routine Dental X-Rays?

Your child will come into our office and be seated comfortably. We then drape a lead apron over their body and position x-rays inside of their mouth. A machine is then angled at these x-rays so that an image can be taken. The image is transposed immediately onto our computer where we will be able to examine it. Your child’s x-rays are a part of their preventative care and this is why it is important that they have then done on a regular basis. You can rest assured that x-rays are safe for children and are only done to improve and maintain their oral health. We can help answer any questions you have regarding the x-rays we use in our office.

If your child needs x-rays or if you want to learn more about them, call our office and our friendly staff members will be happy to help.