Children's Dentistry of Manatee & Lakewood Ranch

Intraoral cameras/Digital Radiographs

Children’s Dental Exams With Intraoral Cameras And Digital Radiographs

A dental check-up for your child often calls for comprehensive dental exams and x-rays. But one major downside to traditional diagnostic tools is they involve directly exposing your little one to high radiation levels. Instead of outdated (and unsafe) radiography, our dental practice uses up-to-date and child-friendly assessment methods.

At Children’s Dentistry of Manatee, we only use the latest dental technology, such as digital radiography and intraoral cameras. Consult with us today for a safe and convenient dental experience!

Digital Radiography vs Conventional X-Rays

Compared to conventional x-rays, digital radiography produces 70% to 80% less radiation. This makes it the safest choice for parents that want safer alternatives for their children. 

Digital radiography is also more efficient with its high contrast, high-resolution, and colored imagery. This makes it easier for us to see everything in optimal detail, so we can diagnose problems quickly – especially in emergencies! 

The Advantages Of Digital Radiography For Children’s Dentistry

Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, our dental practice can provide modern solutions for every single patient – no matter their age. Our intraoral cameras allow us to:

  • Diagnose dental issues and gum disease
  • Search for early signs of tooth decay
  • Assess the development of wisdom teeth
  • Monitor the growth of permanent teeth
  • Examine your child’s dental structure and bite
  • Show young patients the insides of their mouths (very fascinating!)
  • Plan orthodontic treatments in advance

What To Expect From Digital Radiographs

Before we begin, our friendly staff will guide you and your child every step of the way. The process involves:

  • Connecting to the digital scanning software
  • Showing a live video feed to discuss areas of concern
  • Taking images or snapshots of problem areas

We only use non-intrusive intraoral cameras to scan the inside of your child’s mouth. Once we have all the information we need to diagnose the issue, our dentists will discuss the results and treatment plans. Depending on your child’s dental health and existing issues, they may need digital radiographs once every 6 months or annually.

How Intraoral Cameras Make Dental Impressions More Convenient

Instead of waiting for x-rays scan results, 3D scanning gives patients a real-time peek into what’s happening. This means you and your child can expect quick and effective appointments with minimal discomfort. As a bonus, most kids think it’s pretty cool to see close-up images of their mouths, making it a great way to introduce better oral hygiene habits! 

Put Your Child’s Safety And Comfort First With Digital Radiographs

Conventional x-rays and dental impressions can cause dental anxiety for some children. Not to mention they expose your child to harmful radiation! That’s why our dental practice offers safe, non-intrusive options with digital radiographs and intraoral cameras. 

You can count on us to prioritize your child’s comfort before, during, and after each appointment. We guarantee your little one will feel more at ease surrounded by a calming environment and caring staff. With our help, they’ll discover that dentistry can be exciting and educational at the same time! 

If you want to give your child the best dental experience possible, Children’s Dentistry of Manatee has you covered. Get in touch with us today and our team will be happy to schedule a consultation with our in-house dentists.