Dental Radiographs (X-rays)

X-rays, also known as "radiographs", are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient's mouth before they become a major problem.

X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool. X-rays help Dr. Aaron and Dr. Matt to:

  • See how your child's teeth are erupting (coming into the mouth)
  • See the number, size and position of teeth that are still inside the gums
  • Find out whether there are missing teeth or extra teeth
  • Monitor mouth and teeth injuries
  • Determine whether the teeth or mouth are infected
  • Prepare for braces and other orthodontic treatment
  • Detect problems that can't be seen with a visual exam
  • Identify bone diseases
  • Diagnose cavities in betwwen teeth are are touching each other

There is no standard timetable for when your child's should receive dental x-rays. The need varies with the child's development and dental health. If your child has had many cavities and fillings or has a high risk of tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends dental x-rays every six months. This can help to detect cavities developing between teeth.

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