The American Dental Association recommends the following dental x-rays for children.
|Age of child||Recommendation|
|Child prior to the appearance of the first permanent tooth||Only if there is evidence of disease|
|Child with at least 1 permanent tooth||Individualized recommendation of dentist|
|Adolescent before 3rd molars appear||Posterior bitewings with a panoramic exam|
|Adolescent with significant dental disease or history of dental problems||Full mouth exam|
If you have questions or concerns about dental x-rays for your child or about pediatric dentistry in general, please call our office to schedule a consultation.