Digital X-Rays

 

Like any area of health care, dentistry has benefited from new technologies. These advances have resulted in faster, more efficient treatment and significant improvements in patient comfort. At Dental Care 4 Kids we are committed to offering the latest innovations in dental treatments and technology to help us create a positive experience for your child.

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film X-ray images. Faster and easier than conventional X-rays, they offer the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images of problem areas on a computer screen next to the patient’s chair, allowing for better detection and patient education.

Digital X-rays reduces radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays do not require harmful toxic chemicals for film development and eliminate the use of plastic film packets. X-rays allow us to:

  • Find decay and abnormalities between teeth and below the gum line
  • Monitor the effects of periodontal (gum) conditions
  • Evaluate the jaw bone and the position of your teeth
  • Monitor areas of concern before they become a problem
  • Detect any growths or abnormalities in the jawbone that may be a sign of something more serious
  • Get a complete picture of your child’s teeth in relation to each other and their mouth (both inside and out)

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Children tend to have a sensitive airway, it is best to keep your child on an empty stomach if they will need x-rays.