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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for My Child? Milton, GA
Parents with their little daughter at a dentist office.

Does my child really need x-rays from the dentist? If you are a parent, it is understandable to question the safety of x-ray technology when it comes to your child. However, you can rest assured that modern dental imaging is now safer and more convenient than ever. Not only is it okay for your child to get dental x-rays, but the results can go a long way towards protecting their oral health.

At Georgia Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we proudly use digital imaging to take x-rays of your teeth and the surrounding bone. This protects the comfort and safety of our patients while giving us the most accurate images to diagnose dental problems. Digital x-rays are the most preferred choice in modern dental imaging. We can instantly view multiple pictures of your teeth and jaw and use video enhancements to modify the images when appropriate. In cases when a specialist is involved, these digital images are easily transferred to the referred practice.

It is no surprise that dental imaging is paramount to orthodontic treatment as it helps us predict and assist the movement of your teeth by knowing what is below the gum line. Imaging also plays a key role in preventative dentistry. Routine x-rays can recognize minor oral health issues before they become major and costly to repair. X-rays can detect a small cavity, bone loss, tooth cracks, wisdom teeth impaction and much more.

The Value of Digital Imaging

Not only does digital x-rays facilitate better diagnostics and treatment with its clear easily accessed images, but patients also benefit from the remarkable convenience, safety and comfort that digital imaging has to offer. Instead of film, the x-ray machine uses a sensor that is placed next to the cheek or the area being x-rayed. This digital imaging technology exposes patients to 90 percent less radiation compared to conventional X-ray machines! It is safe for adults as well as small children. Furthermore, a complete set of x-rays can be taken in less than 5 minutes – which is ideal for squirmy or energetic kids.

If you would like to learn more about our sophisticated digital imaging system or why we are recommending x-rays for your child, please call Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry today.

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

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