Does my child need Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)?
Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends radiographs and examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. On average, most Dentists request radiographs approximately once a year. Approximately every 3 to 5 years it is a good idea to obtain a complete set of radiographs, either a panoramic and bitewings. Dr. Kilby is particularly careful to minimize the exposure of his patients to radiation. Lead body aprons and shields will be used to protect your child. Our office uses digital x-ray technology reducing your child’s radiation exposure up to 90% and completely eliminates the use of chemicals. It’s better for kids. It’s better for the environment!