Do you take x-rays? Are they safe for children?
X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that allows us to detect cavities between the teeth early on when fixing them is easier and less expensive. We also use radiographs to monitor your child’s growth and development. There are certain dental issues that can arise in a growing child that can be detected earliest on a radiograph, again allowing for a timely intervention.
We use digital radiography in our office and always use appropriate shields when taking images to minimize your child’s exposure. We use x-rays sparingly and only when indicated. This is based on your child’s risk for developing cavities and not by any sort of universal rules.
At Shoreline Children's Dentistry, we'd prefer to practice conservative dentistry whenever we can. X-rays allow us to do exactly that. We'd much rather find a problem when it's small. Not only is fixing smaller problems cheaper for you, it also prevents your child from experiencing pain caused by extensive decay or infection – and we know how important that is for you! Small problems caught early on have simpler fixes, which will be much easier for your child.
As a parent, Dr. Kate understands your concerns about x-rays, and she is happy to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about your child's care.
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