X-rays are an essential part of any preventative or diagnostic oral exam. This painless dentistry practice is usually done at the same time as teeth cleaning, and it allows the dentist to see any small cavities or other problem areas in the mouth. This can help catch problems in your child’s teeth before they become more advanced.
Digital x-rays bypass the development process, similar to how digital cameras work, and your x-ray practitioner can see the image instantly so you don’t have to wait as you did with traditional film x-rays. With digital x-rays, your dentist can also store images and use them to compare to future images.