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X-Rays Specialist

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry -  - Pediatric Dentistry

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry & Dentistry located in Oklahoma City, OK & Midwest City, OK

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry takes the work of protecting your child’s smile seriously. That’s why they supplement their dedicated dental care with X-rays to spot oral health problems invisible to the naked eye. To see a pediatric dentist who uses X-rays to identify dental issues early, when they’re easiest to treat, visit their offices in Oklahoma City or Midwest City, Oklahoma. Schedule your child’s appointment by calling the office nearest you.

X-Rays Q & A

How are X-rays used in pediatric dentistry?

You already know that X-rays give doctors and dentists the opportunity to see what’s happening with your bones. You have probably already had X-rays performed at your own dentist’s office as a way to ensure that your teeth are healthy. 

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry uses X-rays the same way. They don’t think their patients should have to wait until adulthood to get access to this dental technology. 

They know that X-rays can alert the team to issues with your son or daughter’s smile when those problems are so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. Catching them in this early phase makes treating any dental problems easy. In fact, the difference between catching tooth decay early or late is as significant as the difference between a small filling and an extraction. 

What can X-rays detect?

In addition to cavities, Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry uses X-rays to check your son or daughter’s mouth for a wide range of potential oral health issues. Specifically, an X-ray allows them to:

  • Evaluate the health of your child’s teeth and jawbone
  • Check for any dental problems that have impacted other members of your family
  • Confirm that teeth are growing in the right position
  • Ensure that past dental treatments (e.g., fillings) are still effective
  • Check the number of teeth in your child’s mouth

In other words, X-rays give your Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry practitioner the opportunity to learn significantly more about your child’s oral health. This isn’t just helpful to inform current dental treatment, it also helps the team plan for your child’s future dental health by knowing what’s happening with teeth under the gumline.

Are X-rays safe?

Yes. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says that the extremely small amount of radiation during an X-ray poses a much lesser threat to your child’s overall health than the dental problems that could otherwise go undetected. 

Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry employs all the best safeguards to protect your child during their X-ray. Your son or daughter’s health is their absolute first priority.

Protect your child’s oral health with X-rays. Schedule your son or daughter’s X-ray appointment by calling either Smiling Faces Pediatric Dentistry office.