Request an Appointment
Existing Patient Login New Patient Registration
Michael Jory, DMD
(209) 478-1136
4549 Quail Lakes Drive
Stockton, CA 95207

Pediatric FAQs

Dental X-Rays for Children

In general, children need x-rays more often than adults. Their mouths grow and change rapidly. They are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends x-ray examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. Children with a low risk of tooth decay require x-rays less frequently.

X-rays allow dentists to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected during a clinical examination. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable and affordable.
X-ray films detect:
- Cavities
- Erupting teeth
- Diagnose bone diseases
- Evaluate the results of an injury
- Plan orthodontic treatment

Particular care is applied to minimize the exposure of young patients to radiation. With contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental x-ray examination is extremely small. The risk is negligible. In fact, dental x-rays represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.

  • Preventive
  • Cosmetic
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic FAQs
  • Restorative
  • Dentures
  • Gum Disease
  • Endodontics
  • Dental Implants
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric FAQs
    Warning: Illegal string offset 'content_global' in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 6

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'host' in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'username' in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'password' in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'schema' in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7

    Warning: mysqli::__construct(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7

    Warning: mysqli::__construct(): (HY000/2002): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /usr/local/lib/php/includes/common/common_functions.php on line 7