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Pediatric Dental X-rays (Radiography) and Safety


Posted on 9/11/2023 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dental X-rays (Radiography) and SafetyDental X-rays are essential for kids as it helps in determining any hidden dental issues that cannot be seen with the naked eyes. Most dental problems that lead to future complications are usually below the child's gum line. This is why taking your child for an X-ray at least once a year will improve your child's dental health and development. But are these dental X-rays really safe for children?

Are Pediatric Dental X-rays Safe?


X-rays are considered dangerous as they infiltrate the tissues and can potentially cause other complications. But with the evolution of modern technology, X-rays have become safe even for children. This is because they emit 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays. When the pediatric dentist is taking your child's dental X-ray, he will have to cover his body to ensure less radiation passes through his body. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about because taking your child for a dental X-ray is entirely safe.

Benefits of Pediatric Dental X-ray


There are so many types of X-rays, but generally, X-rays act as preventive tools. They are used to easily and quickly spot dental problems in your child's teeth. These dental issues can be fixed before they become severe. Our dentist will check your child's gums, teeth, and jaw bone and also ensure no signs of tumors, infections, or cavities are there. If there are any issues, he will begin working on them immediately before they cause other health problems.

How Often Should I Take My Child for a Dental X-ray


Every child's dental development is unique, and therefore, the frequency of taking your child for an X-ray may vary depending on their pediatric dentist. We ensure that your child gets the best dental care at our clinic. We will also collect your child's medical history to ensure we treat his condition uniquely and give you the best time to visit us for your child's dental X-ray.

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Wichita, KS 67101-9619

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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