3 Important Details About Digital X-Rays!

You know, after you’ve done even a tiny bit of investigative work, that when your child receives a preventive dental visit with us (including a dental checkup and dental cleaning), one aspect of care will include digital X-rays. This is just like what Mom and Dad receive during their smile care. With that said, however, you may not have ever given much thought to dental imaging in the past but now your child needs it and you have some questions for our Dallas, TX team! Of course, we welcome your inquiries and look forward to helping you feel confident about this and all aspects of dental care.

#1: They Let Us See What Our Eyes Can’t See Alone

Remember that while we can see a lot with our eyes, we can listen and do some detective work with the information you and your child give us, there is often more digging to do! What’s going on behind the scenes (like within your child’s gum tissue or roots) that we cannot detect without some extra imaging? When we rely on digital X-rays during a dental checkup, we can gain a comprehensive understanding of your child’s oral health, rather than a surface one.

#2: They Make For Precise Diagnoses

Let’s say your child’s tooth hurts. Maybe we can see that there’s a cavity in place. However, we cannot see the severity or depth of the cavity with our eyes alone. Perhaps it’s not a very deep cavity or, perhaps your child’s tooth is infected. Since a guess isn’t exactly what you’re hoping for and not the most accurate way to practice dental care, remember that digital X-rays give us the answers. We may then offer the appropriate dental treatment to fix your child’s smile and oral health.

#3: They’re Quick, Safe, And Comfortable

When you compare today’s digital X-rays to what you remember of the conventional X-rays you may have received when you were younger, you’ll instantly understand the difference. As a result, you’ll likely feel 100 percent wonderful about your child receiving modern imaging as part of his or her professional dental care. We remind you that they are film free, require no film processing, are quick, are comfortable, are visible on a computer screen, and require the output of a dramatically reduced amount of radiation compared with imaging of the past!

Enjoy Comprehensive Dental Care For Kiddos

Join our practice, as you bring your children in for the comprehensive dental care they need to enjoy healthy smiles and well-guided development throughout childhood and teen years. Set up a checkup today! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda and more.

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