What are Low Radiation X-Rays?
X-rays are a type of diagnostic tool used in the dental field to check for signs of decay and tooth development. In our office, we offer low radiation x-rays that are safe and effective. The images are taken with the lowest possible radiation available. This makes the process safe, quick and easy for your child while still benefiting from x-ray technology.
Why would your child need Low Radiation X-Rays?
X-rays are typically used to find signs of decay that might go undetected with a visual examination. X-rays may be necessary for orthodontic treatment and to monitor the underlying development of your child’s permanent teeth. X-rays are incredibly useful in diagnosing certain conditions and the benefits of of this type of imaging far outweigh any risks that might be involved. Your child will need to have x-rays taken at most of their appointments to check for decay and other intraoral-related problems.
What makes your child a good candidate for Low Radiation X-Rays?
Most children are good candidates for low radiation x-rays. These x-rays have many benefits, as they help Dr. Mina to check for cavities as well as tooth development and underlying problems. The x-rays are safe for children of all ages and we take special precautions when processing the images. You will be alerted if your child will need x-rays before they are taken.
What happens during the procedure for Low Radiation X-Rays?
Your child will come into our office and either be seated or be taken to a room where a panoramic x-ray is taken. Intraoral x-rays will be taken and processed for Dr. Mina to examine. The x-rays may be necessary at each of their bi-annual appointments or when there is an emergency. If you have any questions regarding your child’s x-rays, we are here to answer them for you. We take the time to take safe, low radiation x-rays that will benefit your children when it comes to their dental care.
If your child is in need of dental x-rays, call our office and we will be happy to assist in scheduling an appointment.