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X-Rays

Radiographs (X-rays) are vital to ensure a thorough dental examination for your child.

X-rays are used to detect cavities, evaluate the eruption of teeth, evaluate teeth and the supporting bone following trauma, plan for orthodontic treatment, and detect any disease of the bone. Without the use of X-rays many dental conditions are not visible until they become a more serious problem.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children receive radiographs every 6-12 months depending on their risk for cavities. As your child’s permanent teeth begin to erupt, a larger panoramic radiograph is recommended. This allows your dentist to evaluate all existing and developing teeth, bone, and other orofacial structures.

Pediatric dentists take every precaution possible to minimize radiation exposure for patients and employees. Our office is pleased to offer digital radiographs which lower the radiation exposure for your child compared to conventional radiographs. This, coupled with the use of a lead apron and collar, exposes your child to minimal radiation.

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COVID-19 Status Message

As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team
(360)692-9560