No matter how carefully we examine your child’s teeth, there could be trouble hiding under the surface of those teeth and gums. That’s why we recommend having x-rays taken at regular intervals. And don’t worry: Children’s Dentistry of Chattanooga offers only low-radiation digital x-rays. These x-rays expose your child to 1/10th of the radiation produced by traditional x-rays, plus the plates are a little smaller and easier to bite down on than old-fashioned dental x-ray plates.
We also offer panoramic x-rays which allow us to get a clear an overview of your child’s head, neck, jaw and oral cavity. Because no sensor is placed inside your child’s mouth this is an ideal x-ray method for very young children, kids who can’t tolerate bitewing x-rays, special needs children, or youngsters who have a strong gag reflex.
And to keep kids even more comfortable when they need restorations or orthodontics, Children’s Dentistry of Chattanooga has invested in the Lythos Intraoral Scanner. This digital scanner eliminates the need for gooey and hard-to-tolerate impression materials and instead captures all the necessary intraoral data we need for high-definition tooth surface and arch-geometry detailing.