Minimum Exposure Digital X-rays
What are Dental X-rays?
A dental x-ray is an image that allows us to see underneath the surface of teeth and gums. X-rays are invisible beams of energy, a form of radiation. The images are displayed on film or on the computer monitor (digital imaging) after the x-rays pass through an area of the body and are absorbed differently depending on the density of the structures. Our goal is to provide your child with a comfortable and safe experience when having x-rays taken.
Why would you need Dental X-rays?
Dental x-rays are required for your child because in many cases an examination is not enough. There may be a lot of things going on in between the teeth and below the surface of gums and we won't be able to see anything without the help of an x-ray. They are used to diagnose and monitor oral diseases, evaluate dentoalveolar trauma, as well as monitor dentofacial development and the progress of therapy. Dr Abraham prescribes dental x rays based on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines.
Indications for Dental X-Rays
Because each patient is unique, the need for dental radiographs can be determined only after consideration of the patient’s medical and dental histories, completion of a thorough clinical examination, and assessment of the patient’s vulnerability to environmental factors that affect oral health.
What happens during the Dental X-ray process?
A lead apron will be draped over your child by our friendly team member. We have pediatric size digital sensors and imaging plates that can be placed inside the mouth and behind teeth. Our x-ray machine is then aimed at this device and the image is taken. We repeat this exact process for all other necessary x-rays. Dr Abraham will review your child’s x-rays to help in creating a unique treatment plan.
If you would like to learn more about x-rays and how they're taken, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.