X-rays are an important part of your child’s dental exam and a crucial diagnostic tool that can detect much more than a cavity. X-rays can expose fractures in a tooth below the gum line, diagnose bone disease, check progress on past dental work, and plan needed future dental treatments.
Because their mouths change rapidly as they grow, children require dental X-rays more often than adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays with exams every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay; our recommendation for X-rays is always based on your child’s individual needs and when necessary to evaluate and monitor your child’s oral health.
Yes, dental X-rays are safe. Team Pollock is extremely careful to minimize the exposure to radiation your child receives. We utilize all modern safety protocols like lead aprons, digital X-rays, and thyroid collars. X-rays are a far smaller risk to the health of your child than undetected and untreated dental problems.
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