Dental Digital X-Rays

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Your child's mouth grows and changes all the time, and a visual examination cannot tell us everything we need to know. X-rays offer a valuable diagnostic tool to uncover potential trouble areas in your child's smile. Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry is committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide our young patients with exceptional, safe care. Our digital dental x-rays allow us to offer all the benefits of traditional dental x-rays while exposing our patients to a fraction of the radiation.

What Are the Uses of Dental Digital X-Rays?

Your child's mouth grows and changes all the time, and a visual examination cannot tell us everything we need to know. X-rays offer a valuable diagnostic tool to uncover potential trouble areas in your child's smile. Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry is committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide our young patients with exceptional, safe care. Our digital dental x-rays allow us to offer all the benefits of traditional dental x-rays while exposing our patients to a fraction of the radiation.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Digital X-Rays?

We, at Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry, pride ourselves in providing the safest and most effective pediatric dental care. In the past, film x-rays made diagnosing many conditions more challenging. Today's digital x-rays are so sensitive that they reveal even the most minor tooth decay and bone loss, allowing for earlier intervention for better treatment outcomes. Moreover, because the x-rays are digital, we can enlarge the high-resolution images and access them whenever needed. Best of all, digital dental x-rays boast a staggering 99 percent decrease in radiation compared to their traditional counterparts.

How Often Do Children Need Digital Dental X-Rays?

We cannot understate the importance of scheduling your child's routine dental exams and cleanings and getting digital dental x-rays as required. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends diagnostic x-rays once a year for most children or every six months for those at high risk of tooth decay. At Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry, we use digital x-rays minimally, with the frequency depending on a child's dental history and the current oral health condition.

How Are Children's Dental DigitalX-Rays Taken?

Our littlest patients will sit on a parent's lap, while older children can sit on their own. Although the digital x-rays have minimal scatter radiation, everyone in the x-ray room will wear lead aprons for protection. Tiny mouths call for smaller, softer x-ray equipment to help make the process easier. All your child has to do is bite down on a bite stick and hold still for a couple of seconds. If needed, parents or our x-ray technician can hold the stick in place.

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Dental Digital X-Rays Near Me

Contact Top Tooth Pediatric + Teen Dentistry in Charlottesville, VA, to learn about digital x-rays and how they help with planning your child's dental care. We are committed to delivering kid-friendly, gentle care in a safe, happy, and relaxing environment. We are all about maintaining a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. Call us at (434) 817-KIDS and schedule your child's appointment today!

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