Our offices utilize the latest in Digital X-Ray Technology. A fraction of the radiation exposure is necessary to obtain images of your child’s teeth (both already inside the mouth and also that are still developing under the gumline). These images are usually necessary at their first evaluation, and every 6-month interval.
Caries in children can start very early and spread extremely quickly. Since the enamel layer on children’s teeth is much thinner than on adult teeth, small cavities become root canal problems very quickly.
There is a much greater danger to your child’s teeth by NOT taking routine a Digital X-Ray if a diagnosis is missed due to lack of information.