X-rays assist us in diagnosing cavities, especially cavities between teeth that are unable to be seen by the naked eye during a routine examination. These kinds of cavities are very common and usually occur due lack of flossing and consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. In order to complete a thorough examination on your child, we recommend x-rays for children who have back teeth without spaces between them. Additionally, we may recommend x-rays to evaluate if there are extra or missing teeth, to check growth and development, and to screen for pathologies that may develop over time such as cysts, tumors or even cancer.
Although x-rays require only small amounts of radiation, we understand parental concerns that often come with any radiation exposure and have designed our practice to take every anti-radiation precaution possible. Therefore, our office is proud to utilize the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principle in order to minimize exposure to your child. Your child’s health and safety are always our number one priority here at Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos.
We have carefully assessed and chosen the most recent digital x-ray technology, which has greatly improved the safety, comfort and speed of x-rays:
- By using our new digital x-ray system, exposure to radiation is reduced by 80 – 90%!
- X-ray scatter is reduced by 50% and is safe to the point where an assistant can take the film standing right next to your child.
- With digital x-rays, we can view the images faster and your visits are shorter, due to less wait time.
- Digital images can be enlarged and show fine details, allowing the doctor to diagnose and prevent conditions in the very early stages.
Dental x-rays have been a part of standard operating procedure for dentists across the country, and even the world, for many years. The clarity and insight dental x-rays provide for dentists simply cannot hope to be matched by mere visual examinations. And now, thanks to the wonders of modern dental technology, they are safer, easier and more accurate than ever before! When you visit a dentist like Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos that uses state-of-the-art digital x-rays, you can be almost 100% certain that you are getting superior, precision dental care that cannot be matched by other dentists.
Do you need more information about our digital x-rays? Are you ready to schedule your child’s appointment? Simply call 760-798-2825 to get started!