In order to make your child’s visit as successful as it can possibly be, Dr. Barefield has chosen to invest in several advanced technologies here in Duncanville, TX. These tools and techniques improve the care experience in several ways, helping our young patients stay safer and more comfortable while also maximizing efficiency and accuracy so that parents can feel at ease. Keep reading below to learn more, or contact us today to schedule a first appointment.
Your child’s safety and wellbeing mean the world to us, which is why we’ve left traditional film X-rays safely in the past. Digital radiography emits about 90% less radiation than the old technology and requires no harsh developing chemicals to boot. In fact, a darkroom isn’t even necessary – the captured images can be immediately viewed on chairside monitors and conveniently transferred to specialists and insurance standards as well.
A Panorex image is an X-ray that depicts a panoramic view of the patient’s mouth, which means from one side all the way to the other. These comprehensive images can help our pediatric dentists better understand the important relationship between a child’s teeth, jaws, and overall occlusion (how the top and bottom rows of teeth fit together). When planning restorative care, this advanced X-ray may be necessary to ensure a precise and successful result for our special patients.