Dental X-Rays for Children in Charlottesville, VA
Safe and Modern Dental X-Rays
Did you know there are parts of your child’s mouth that the dentist can’t see during a regular dental exam? Dental x-rays help us see those places so we can provide better and more thorough care.
Dental x-rays are an important step in maintaining and improving your child’s oral health and overall well-being. Our dentists are empathetic, gentle, and sensitive to the needs of each child. Our goal is to meet every patient’s needs individually.
We provide care for children of all ages, and are happy to work with you as a parent or guardian to address your child’s specific dental needs. Contact us today to schedule your child’s next appointment.
What Our Patients Say
“I absolutely love this place! The staff is outstanding with my children, always goes Above and Beyond to make sure that they’re happy and comfortable. We’ve never left there without Smiles on all of our faces! Couldn’t ask for a better Dental/Orthodontic office! Highly recommend them.”
– Kara B.
Call Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville at (434) 817-1817 or contact us online to learn more about how dental X-rays can help your child.
How Dental X-Rays Work at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Dental x-rays are a safe and effective way to diagnose tooth decay or periodontal (gum and bone) disease before it develops into a bigger issue. Early diagnosis allows us to treat issues faster, which will mean avoiding more complicated and intensive treatments. At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we do adhere to the principle of keeping dental radiation exposure as low as reasonably allowable. If you have recently had x-rays done at another office, we will coordinate with you to obtain those x-rays in order to avoid additional exposures if possible.
Dental x-rays show us areas like:
- Surfaces between teeth
- Unerupted, developing teeth
- The underlying bone
We will discuss the results of your child’s x-rays with you in detail, communicate any recommended treatments we may have, and answer any of your questions or concerns.
Do you accept insurance or Medicaid?
Yes! We accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:
- United Concordia
- Delta Dental
Meet Our Doctors and Staff
We believe that all people are special and that patients are more than just a set of teeth. Everyone deserves to be shown kindness, dignity, respect, and compassion – our passion is serving children!
Fluoride Treatment FAQ
How safe are x-rays?
Modern dental x-rays are very safe. Our state-of-the-art digital equipment exposes your child to a much lower radiation level than the traditional film x-rays of the past.
The amount of radiation exposure a person receives by spending a weekend at the beach, living in a brick house all year, or on a cross-country flight exceeds the amount of radiation exposure from our equipment.
How often do children need X-rays?
For most children, we recommend x-rays once a year. Since we recommend a dental exam approximately every 6 months, we usually take x-rays at every other dental exam.
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still do X-rays?
Yes, most of the time we’re still able to perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. In fact, our dentists have a lot of experience with and enjoy working with kids who have special needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do everything we can to help your child relax and get the dental care they need. In some cases, we recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options. If you have any questions or concerns at any point, please let us know. We want you and your child to be completely comfortable.
Learn More About Our Complete Offering of Dental Services
Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville
Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)
Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM
Phone: (434) 260-6836
Fax: (434) 817-1819