I’m often asked why dental x-rays are necessary, and the answer is quite simple. X-rays are imperative in understanding your child’s jaw and tooth structure. These special pictures also help Dr. Lantzy and his staff to see potential cavities and tooth decay that they cannot see plainly with just their eyes.
It can also help me determine if they’ll need to be referred to an orthodontist for early treatment, and will alert me to changes in your child’s hard and soft tissues. With advanced technology, your child is exposed a minuscule amount of radiation. In fact, dental radiographs represent a far smaller risk than an untreated dental problem.