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.
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