Patient and parent education is an important part of what we do here at Children’s Landing Pediatric Dentistry. Our team wants you to see clearly and unmistakably what is happening with your child’s dental health and how we can help. Thanks to advanced technology, you can see what our pediatric dentists and dental assistants see when they look inside your child’s mouth. Our state-of-the-art technology allows our team to properly diagnose and treat each child accurately and provide you with the best information regarding your child’s dental health.
An intraoral camera is a tool we use to get a closer look at different parts of your child’s smile. The intraoral camera is a small, pen-shaped device that we can use to take high-quality color photos of teeth and gums, as well as other areas of the mouth as needed. Because the intraoral camera is so small and easily maneuverable, we can use it to see angles in your child’s mouth that we cannot easily view with the unaided eye. We may utilize the intraoral camera to better evaluate your child’s oral health and diagnose dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, as well as tooth damage like a cracked or chipped tooth. The intraoral camera is also useful in following up after a treatment has been completed.
Your child’s cleaning and prevention plan involve taking x-rays of their teeth. Here at Children’s Landing Pediatric Dentistry, we use the latest x-ray technology, known as digital imaging. Digital imaging uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth. The process of digital imaging is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking film x-rays and it reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount.
Our team uses digital x-rays to examine your child’s mouth and smile. Digital x-rays are one of the many diagnostic tools available at our office. They are used to help us diagnose and treat potential problems as early as possible so that we can help you keep your child’s mouth and smile healthy.
Digital x-rays are very safe for use. In fact, digital radiography produces up to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. The imaging process is also quick and comfortable, with the captured images of your child’s mouth being displayed almost instantly on a nearby monitor. These detailed images of your child’s teeth and supporting structures make it easy for our pediatric dentists to identify developing problems and plan appropriate treatment.
Digital x-rays allow us to diagnose and treat a variety of problems, including:
- Cavities, including tooth decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Improper tooth root positioning
- Soft tissue problems, such as tumors, cysts, and abscesses
- Fractures in the teeth
- Infection in the tooth nerves