For a lifetime of healthy smiles, your child’s baby teeth must be healthy. Child dental x-rays allow the dentists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics to thoroughly examine the health of your child’s mouth, and properly diagnose and treat any issues. Dental x-rays are instant, so you will see the results in a single visit to one of our offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Panoramic x-rays take wraparound photos of the teeth. Panoramic x-rays are the only way to detect cavities in between teeth—important since many cavities diagnosed are located there! Be sure to bring your child in for a panoramic x-ray at least once every five years to catch any problems in between teeth immediately.
Child dental x-rays are an essential part of pediatric dentistry. X-rays show problem areas that may otherwise go undetected, protecting your child’s oral health. Common problems found through x-rays include:
The benefit to dental x-rays? They allow dentists to detect and treat dental problems at an early stage, preventing serious problems like gum disease and tooth loss.
At Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use digital x-rays—digital radiography—to reduce radiation to an extremely low level compared to traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays are also faster to take compared to conventional x-rays, further reducing exposure.
It is difficult to tell whether your child needs a dental x-ray unless you bring them into one of our offices for an exam. Children with tooth decay will require x-rays at least once every six months, and teens with tooth decay every six months to one year until it is no longer present.
In Albuquerque, Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics is one of the most-referred offices for pediatric dentistry. X-rays, dental exams, fillings, braces and more—we are your child’s dental home from infancy to adolescence. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists.