Dental X-Rays for Children
At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to provide your child with the best possible oral health care. Along with cleaning and examining the teeth of your child, we also take dental x-rays. Dental x-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool that provides us with a unique look into the mouth. These images enable us to see the structures in the mouth that would otherwise go unseen, such as the roots of the teeth, ligaments, and the jawbone. Because they are so useful, they are an important part of the dental visit.
Why Does My Child Need X-rays?
X-rays are an important part of a dental visit. They enable us to see the numerous hidden structures within the mouth as well as allow us to diagnose an array of oral health issues. There are many reasons why your child may need x-rays.
Types of X-rays
There are a few different types of x-rays that we may take. The type we take will depend upon what we are looking for.
Are X-rays Safe for Children?
Based on the specific needs and situation of your child, we can determine what frequency they should be taken. Thanks to technological advancements in the dental field, we use digital x-rays. Digital x-rays use significantly less radiation, reducing the exposure up to 95%. X-rays are completely safe. Children who are at a higher risk for cavities may require more x-rays than those who are not, so helping your child to keep their teeth clean can help to reduce the number of x-rays needed.
With x-rays, we can form a complete picture of the mouth, and better help to provide your child with optimal oral care. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry today at (316) 202-9629.