Pediatric dental x-rays

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on when x-rays are generally used by pediatric dentists
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Pediatric dental x-rays

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Children's x-rays are recommended based on a need basis. Basically, what that says is, clinically as a dentist, we can't see something. For example, spaces in between teeth, teeth that are close together; we need x-rays to see what is going on and make sure no cavities are forming. Additionally, x-rays really help in determining growth patterns, any abnormalities, and any issues that may arise. At your child's first appointment, they won't be getting any x-rays unless the dentist feels it's necessary, based on the clinical exam. As a child gets older and get into what is called a mixed dentition, the grown up and the baby teeth, it's important to make sure that we are determining and diagnosing any changes in bone pattern, growth, and development.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on when x-rays are generally used by pediatric dentists

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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