Dentist use radiographs as a diagnostic tool to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss or cavities that may not be visible to the naked eye. At Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we use the Nomad Radiograph system which is a portable system that is more conducive to treatment of children and those who may have limited mobility. The Nomad system is a new technology in which numerous studies have been conducted to ensure safety. Several of these studies have shown that the Nomad design reduces stray radiation that might leak from traditional wall units. This reduction in stray radiation also reduces the amount of exposure to the patient and to the radiology technician.  In addition to the Nomad system, the patient also wears protective equipment resulting in very minimal radiation exposure compared to other traditional systems. The Nomad system also allows for the person taking the radiographs to be in the room with the patient to provide reassurance and comfort while taking the radiographs.   For more information you may call us at 571-293-0244.