Dental x-rays

Vital step in dental health

Radiographs (x-rays) are vital and necessary to your child's dental diagnostic process, and allow your dentist to detect much more than cavities. Radiographs help the dentist survey and treat health conditions that can't be detected during a clinical examination such as: erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. Finding and treating them early makes dental care more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.

Pediatric dentists are particularly careful to minimize their patients' exposure to radiation. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental x-ray examination is extremely small, and the risk is negligible. In fact, the risk of an x-ray is far smaller than an undetected and untreated dental problem. Lead body aprons and shields protect your child. Today's equipment filters out unnecessary x-rays and restricts the x-ray beam to the area of interest. Digital x-rays and proper shielding assure a minimal amount of radiation exposure.