Why take x-rays?
As Low As Reasonably Achievable Exposure
Whenever we take x-rays at our office uses technology to make sure your child experiences radiation dosing at the lowest levels possible. Our office uses digital radiology and Nomad hand held x-ray system.
Digital films are more sensitive than the chemically dipped films of the past. This allows us to obtain the same results with lower a lower dose of radiation.
The Nomad hand held x-ray system has multiple benfits. First, the beam emitted is collimated. This means the x-rays are all pointed in the same direction instead of scattered. Straighter beams allows us to use a lower dose than we used in the past.
Our goal is to provide your child with comprehensive dental care. Dental x-rays allow us to see areas of your child's mouth that we can not see with our eyes alone. Without dental x-rays we can not evaluate the areas between the teeth, the roots of the teeth, or the surrounding facial bones.
Minimum X-ray Requirements