Why Are Dental X-rays Taken?

Radiographs (X-rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s preventive dental exam. Without them, certain conditions may go undiagnosed. X-rays allow us to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected with a visual examination.  X-ray’s detect much more than cavities. For example, X-rays are necessary to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone disease, or plan ahead for possible orthodontic treatment.