Smile Academy will be taking digital x-rays on your child using a Nomad (hand held) portable machine. The usage of X-rays with dental exams is very beneficial.
What’s the main reason for X-rays?
There are times where the naked eye cannot detect decay but an X-ray can.
Is taking X-rays safe for my child?
Absolutely. Each child will be covered with a lead apron prior to taking any x-rays. The Nomad is very safe, if not safer than the taking of conventional x-rays per the FDA.
Typical films that will be taken are:
- Bitewing X-ray. These films show the top and bottom teeth on one film. These films show decay that is on the tooth, in-between the teeth or under an existing filling.
- Periapical X-ray. These films show the entire tooth including the root of a specific tooth. These films are taken for example, to look for impacted wisdom teeth, tooth aches, or infection (abscess).
Can these X-rays be sent to my child’s dentist?
Yes. We are able to send over any of our X-rays to your dentist per request.
Are X-rays covered by insurance?