Radiographs are necessary in order to detect dental decay, survey erupting teeth, discover missing or multiple teeth, and evaluate growth and the need for orthodontic care.
At Kids First Dentistry we use digital radiography to reduce radiation exposure and to provide the best radiographic imaging. Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation and the length of time a patient is exposed to radiation. We also have safeguards, equipment filtering, and proper shielding in place to further minimize the amount of radiation exposure for our patients. We use longer cones to improve image quality and reduce scatter radiation, and all of our patients are protected with thyroid collars as well as lead aprons.