During a visit to the pediatric dentist, digital x-rays are used to view images of a child's teeth. X-rays are safe, but digital x-rays reduce exposure. At Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry, we use the cutting-edge iTero intraoral scanner to take accurate 3D digital images of the mouth. This scanner eliminates the need for printouts and is completely safe, as it does not expose patients to any type of radiation.
Computed tomography (CT) scans are also used to capture 3D dental x-rays of teeth, jaws, joints, nerves, and sinuses. These x-rays can detect facial tumors or fractures and include tissue scans in addition to bones and teeth. The dentist can enlarge the scanned image, rotate it by 26%, see it from any angle, and even look at the scanned images at different depths. The pediatric dentist uses an X-ray to discover and highlight problem areas in order to further investigate them and develop an effective treatment plan.
This allows dentists to provide their patients with the best dental experience and the most up-to-date pediatric dental procedures. The X-ray is also used to check the condition of the alveolar bone, which surrounds the root of the tooth. At Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that dental technology is constantly evolving and strive to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in order to provide our patients with the best care possible. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with a comfortable and safe experience while utilizing the latest technology available.