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Pediatric Dentistry

Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)

Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

Radiographs are a vital and necessary part of your child's dental diagnostic process. Without them, serious dental conditions can be missed.

Radiographs are able to detect much more than just cavities. For example, radiographs can observe erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the results of an injury, or assist in planning orthodontic treatment. Radiographs allow dentists to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination alone. When dental health problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.

The frequency in which radiographs are taken is based on guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s individual dental decay risk, and other factors. Usually, pediatric dentists recommend radiographs once a year.

Pediatric dentists are particularly careful in minimizing radiation exposure to their patients. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. Dental radiographs represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.

Sealants

A sealant is a protective coating that is applied to the grooves of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where the majority of cavities in children are found. This sealant acts as a barrier to food, plaque and acid, thus protecting the decay-prone areas of the teeth.

Sealant-BeforeBefore Sealant Applied

Sealant-AfterAfter Sealant Applied

White Fillings

Crowns

Pulp Therapy

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Dental Bleaching/Whitening

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