Pediatric Dentistry Diagnostics

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 NYC area. New technology allows 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 assess and discuss the diagnoses 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 consist of the following:

  • Full Mouth Series & Panoramic X-rays
  • Dental Occlusal Analysis
  • Intraoral/Extraoral Exams
  • Periodontal Screenings
  • TMJ Screenings

Full Mouth Series and Panoramic X-rays

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

Diagnostics at Park Avenue Pediatric DentistryDental Occlusal 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, tooth sensitivity, and even braces in the future.

Intraoral/Extraoral Exams

An important aspect of your child’s first visit to a dental office is the examination of the head and neck. The dentist evaluates the development of these tissues and ensures progression at an appropriate rate, 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 Screenings

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

TMJ Screenings

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 about Dental Diagnostics for Kids and Children related to dental x-rays and oral exams in the area, please fill out our contact form or call us at (212) 486-6211. Our main dental office is conveniently located at 30 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.