We use the most modern and latest technology to diagnose cavities.
Digital radiography is one of the most important new advances that our profession has seen in quite some time. The capability to reduce the exposure of radiation to the patient while increasing our diagnostic proficiency has been astounding. Our newest and state-of-the-art x-ray machines in our office reduces radiation exposure to patients by up to 80 percent compared to other machines.
What are dental X-rays used for?
Dental x-rays are extremely versatile diagnostic tools. Some of their main uses in pediatric dentistry include:
- Assessing the amount of space available for incoming teeth
- Checking whether primary teeth are being shed in good time for adult teeth to emerge
- Evaluating the progression of bone disease
- Monitoring and diagnosing tooth decay
- Planning treatment (especially orthodontic treatment)
- Revealing bone injuries, abscesses, and tumors
- Revealing impacted wisdom teeth
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends radiographs and examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. On average, most pediatric dentists request radiographs approximately once a year. Approximately every 3 years, it is a good idea to obtain a complete set of radiographs, either a panoramic and bitewings or periapicals and bitewings.