Cavities are just one of the many issues that are often uncovered by radiographs. The eruption pathway of permanent teeth, the bone level, and the evaluation of trauma or pathology are just a few examples of what can be missed without proper radiographs. X-rays allow dentists to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a visual examination. If such dental issues are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable for your child and more affordable for you.
The frequency of dental x-rays varies from child to child, however those with a high risk of tooth decay will typically require dental x rays every six months to a year.