What are dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays are images of your child’s teeth, gums, and bone. X-rays are valuable aids in the oral health care. They are used to diagnose and monitor oral diseases, evaluate teeth and bone trauma, as well as monitor development of face, teeth and bone. At Castle Hills Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Simi Abraham uses digital dental x-rays based on your child’s individual needs. Our practice is equipped with modern digital x rays which allows immediate visualization and low radiation. X-rays are taken from several angles so that Dr. Abraham can see every one of your child’s teeth and the entire jaw bone.
Why might your child need dental x-rays?
Dental x-rays are the only way to see bone and the roots of the teeth where oral health issues often begin. The images also let Dr. Abraham determine how well your child’s teeth are growing and identify any areas where bone loss is occurring. The images guide Dr. Abraham in planning treatment for your child.
What makes your child a good candidate for dental x-rays?
Dr Abraham follows American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines for x-ray prescription. If your child is having a specific problem, such as tooth ache or trauma, Dr. Abraham will take x-rays as part of the diagnostic process.
What happens during the procedure for dental x-rays?
The procedure for dental x-rays is quick and comfortable. The assistant puts small spacers into the mouth to hold the jaw still and create room between the upper and lower teeth. Once the spacer is in position, the assistant takes the x-ray. This process is repeated for each x-ray angle that is needed.
If you think that you need dental x-rays or would like more information, call our office today and one of our staff will be happy to help you.