At Denali Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize digital radiography equipment that allows us to x-ray the teeth with up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Since all of our x-rays are taken digitally, we can enlarge the image on a computer screen to enhance our communication with parents. This helps you co-plan your child’s own treatment, making it less confusing.
Why Are They Necessary?
With x-rays, our dentists can see inside of the tooth. This helps us screen for cavities or other problems that may not be visible during a clinical exam – areas between the teeth or just through the tooth enamel. X-rays also show adult teeth that are developing underneath primary teeth. We frequently screen for complications such as missing teeth or crowding, long before the permanent teeth actually erupt.
Healthier Smiles thanks to Digital Technology
The earlier a cavity can be detected on an x-ray, the less invasive the treatment can be. Our dentists can remove the least amount of tooth enamel possible to place a small filling that prevents the rest of the tooth from decaying. This keeps teeth stronger and the cost of dental care more affordable!
Call our office today to schedule your child’s preventative care appointment.