X-rays, or radiographs, are a vital part of the dental diagnostic process and help Dr. Hayley detect much more than just cavities. Without them, certain dental conditions such as cavities, pathologies, or developmental abnormalities will likely be missed. If dental issues are found and treated early, dental care can be less invasive, more comfortable for your child, and more affordable for you.
The need for x-rays is based upon many factors including age, behavior, and risk for tooth decay. On average, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends x-rays be taken once a year in combination with a thorough dental exam.