There would be no need for dental X-rays if all dental issues existed above the gum line. However, this is simply not the case. Damage, decay and infections that cannot be seen by the naked eye are only visible on X-rays. Dental X-rays are the only way to get a complete view of your child’s mouth. It is important to see how permanent teeth are developing before we can see them in the mouth. We require all children (and adults) to wear a lead apron with a thyroid collar when X-rays are taken in our office. Digital X-rays take less than one second and use up to 90% less radiation than traditional film that is still used in some dental offices today.
At Queen City Dental Arts, you and your child’s safety is our first concern when giving you the best dental care possible! Our general and emergency dentist, Dr. Meghan Stenvall and team in Charlotte, North Carolina, are here to help! We invite you to give us a call today at 704-542-6533 to learn more or to schedule a dental visit.