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Dentist clinicDental X-rays are an important diagnostic tool used to identify several issues of the mouth for children, including tooth decay, tumors, cysts, and extra teeth. We offer dental diagnostics and oral exams for kids in the Pennsylvania area. New technologies allow for digital X-rays, which can reduce the radiation exposure by more than 50 percent.

Digital X-ray results are available immediately, allowing your dentist to quickly diagnose and discuss with you.

Comprehensive Oral Exams

Regular examinations by your dentist are the best protection against dental conditions, such as gum disease and tooth loss. Comprehensive examinations can consist of:

X-rays

The combination of both X-rays and panoramic X-rays can provide your dentist with a complete view of all of the structures in your child’s mouth.

Diagnostics at Park Avenue Pediatric DentistryOcclusal analysis

This analysis allows the dentist to evaluate the relationship between your child’s upper and lower jaws. Early examination can be crucial to preventing trauma, teeth sensitivity, and even braces in the future.

Intraoral/Extraoral Exam

An important aspect of your child’s first visit to a dental office is the examination of the head and neck. The dentist will check to see if these tissues are normal, or if there are any conditions requiring further investigation. This includes an examination of the soft tissues of the head and neck, as well as the inside of the mouth.

Periodontal Screening

Periodontal screenings focus on the diagnosis of gum disease, which includes gingivitis and periodontitis.

TMJ screening

The Temporomandibular Joint, also known as TMJ, is located in front of your ear where your skull and jaw meet. TMJ disorders can typically be characterized by recurring pain in the face or jaw area, causing headaches, earaches, restrictions on mouth openings, and clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint. A clinical examination is important to ensure a proper diagnosis.

For more information on Diagnostics for Kids at A+ Pediatric Dental Specialty Care in the Pennsylvania area feel free to call 215-643-9400 or fill out the contact form for assistance.