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Dental X-Rays For Kids

Dental handing looking at dental x-rayX-rays are a very important part of our ability to identify and make a treatment plan for any dental problems your children may encounter. This is because X-rays provide us with a very detailed picture of the teeth, bones, and support structures in the mouth.

We have many parents with questions about the need for and safety of X-rays. We want you to be confident and comfortable when you bring your child to our office, so we’ve provided some information in this blog post to help put your mind at ease.

Reason For X-Rays

  • Dental cavities and tooth decay aren’t always visible to the naked eye. With an X-ray, we’re able to spot bits of decay or a cavity hiding between the teeth or underneath existing filings.
  • If your child has any problems with the jawbone or the roots of his or her teeth, they can be discovered and diagnosed using an X-ray.
  • X-rays can help determine any spacing issues in your child’s mouth, especially before his or her adult teeth have started to erupt.
  • If your child is in need of a complicated dental procedure, an X-ray will be taken for Dr. Wilson to use as a map of the mouth. This will allow us to find any possible reasons for a complication or change in the procedure.

Radiation Exposure

The amount of radiation your children are exposed to during a single set of dental X-rays in our office is incredibly minimal. Additionally, we will provide your child with a lead apron to wear during the X-ray, which will protect their body from any additional radiation exposure. There is no reason whatsoever to be concerned, your child’s health is very important to us.

For more information about your child’s dental visit or to make an appointment at our office, please contact Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry, located in Dover, NH.

Cleanings and exams are the best way to keep your child’s mouth healthy and to keep cavities and tooth decay away! To make an appointment for your child, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, located in Firestone, CO.

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