Dental Radiographs (X-rays)

Radiographs (x-rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process.  Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed.

Radiographs detect much more than cavities.  For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment.  If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends examinations every six months for children.  Radiographs are updated once a year.  Approximately every 3 years it is recommended to have a complete set of radiographs,  either a panoramic and bitewings or periapicals and bitewings.

We utilize digital x-rays and proper shielding to assure your child receives a minimal amount of radiation exposure.  These measures makes the risk negligible, in fact, the dental radiographs represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.