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I searched to see if this question was discussed yet, but couldn't find it: What do you all think about the best time for starting x-rays for children?
My son is 5 and we just found out that he has some decay between 2 back molars, so I have been reading with interest all about recommended types of fillings, whether or not to use novacaine, fluoride, etc.
One thing I am confused about though is when to start doing x-rays, and then how often they are necessary.
One more thing -- oops, haven't searched for this -- are there any problems with novacaine? The decay appears to be surface, so after reading about this, maybe he should try without novacaine and then just use the minimum if necessary? This is very scary to me, being very nervous about tooth pain, but I also hate putting drugs into his sweet little self! What do you think?