Radiographs, or X-rays, are a vital part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain conditions could never be detected by a clinical examination alone. X-rays provide us with invaluable information for assessing oral health–helping us track the development of adult teeth within the jaw, diagnosing cavities, and discovering other conditions like bone diseases. In fact, because of the rapid growth and change children experience–and their greater susceptibility to tooth decay–they should have X-rays taken even more regularly than adults.
At Kids Dentist we use the safest digital X-rays available. Unlike traditional X-rays, our system depends on a digital sensor to quickly (and comfortably) capture detailed images of your child’s mouth, then transfer them to our computer for immediate review. This modern technology offers several advantages, the most important of which is up to 90% less radiation.
That doesn’t mean we still don’t take precautions: Lead aprons and thyroid collars to shield and protect the body remain standard practice. After all, where your child’s health is concerned, we take no chances!