Digital Films or X-Ray films detect much more than cavities.
X-rays may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or plan orthodontic treatment. X-rays allow dentists to diagnose and treat conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable and affordable.
In general, children need X-rays more often than adults. Their mouths grow and change rapidly. They are more susceptible than adults to tooth decay. For children with a high risk of tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends X-ray examinations every six months to detect cavities developing between teeth. Children with a low risk of tooth decay may require X-rays less frequently. Every child is unique and the need will vary from child to child.
Pediatric dentists and staff are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of child patients to radiation. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. In fact, dental X-rays represent a far smaller risk than undetected and untreated dental problems. Our state-of-the art equipment filters out unnecessary X-rays and restricts the X-ray beam to only the area of interest. High speed film, digital X-rays, and proper shielding assure that your child receives a minimal amount of radiation.
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