X-Rays are very important tools used by dentists in order to identify any problems with the teeth. X-Rays provide dentists with a highly detailed picture of the teeth, bones, and supporting tissues of the mouth.
However, there are many parents who have questions regarding X-Rays for their children. This article includes a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers, so that you are comfortable and confident when you bring your child to the dentist for an X-Ray.
Why does my child need an X-Ray?
When should my child get his or her first X-ray?
Most children will receive their first X-Ray around the age of 6, when their adult teeth begin to erupt. This X-Ray will be taken in order to determine if the teeth are coming in correctly and to ensure there will be enough room in the mouth for all of the adult teeth.
Do I need to be concerned about radiation exposure?
The amount of radiation your child is exposed to during a single set of X-Rays is very minimal. Your child will also be wearing a lead apron, which will protect their body from most of the radiation. This means that there is absolutely no reason for you to be concerned!
Here at Endodontic Specialists, we know that dental X-Rays are one of the best tools for successful root canal therapy. For more information please contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado at one of our locations in Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, Colorado.