At Wash Park Pediatric Dentistry, we’ve gone the extra mile to make sure that our patients receive the best possible care. To accomplish this, we use innovative technology that makes diagnosis faster, more comfortable, and clearer for children and parents alike. Our team believes in explaining any issues we find to your child, as well as to you, so they learn the importance of oral care and the habits that can prevent problems in the future.
If you aren’t sure exactly what to look for, it can be easy to miss problems that come up in your child’s mouth. Plus, it can be difficult to see in there without the right tools! Using our intraoral cameras, we can capture real-time images inside your child’s mouth and display them on our chairside TVs. That way, we can more easily show you and them signs of tooth decay or other issues we identify. We can also use these images to help your child understand why they need to be thorough in their oral care at home.
When you were a child, X-rays took significant time to develop and involved uncomfortably large sensors. Our digital PANO X-rays resolve all those pitfalls. They are basically available instantaneously for Dr. Patrick’s review and can be easily shared with you and your child on a screen nearby. Your child can sit back in comfort with small sensors, and you can rest knowing that digital X-rays emit up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional ones.
If your child suffers from jaw pain or has certain teeth with excessive wear, they may have a problem with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the lower jaw to the skull, or the supporting muscles or ligaments. Dr. Patrick can diagnose this condition by evaluating their bite and thoroughly examining their X-rays. We will take time to explain our findings and help you know how to proceed to protect your child’s smile and alleviate any discomfort.