Digital Radiology

Digital Radiology Dentist in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Digital Radiology Dentist in Frisco, TX with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.

Digital Radiology Dentist in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Digital Radiology Dentist in Frisco, TX with services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.

Digital Radiology Dentistry Frisco, Texas

Digital Radiology – X-Rays – 99% Less Radiation

At Sheer SMiles Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that an integral part of pre-assessment for all dental procedure is having a digital x-ray taken. This allows the dentist to reliably diagnose cavities. By providing digital x-rays, we offer our patients all the benefits of a dental x-ray, but without the massive amount of radiation that is usually associated with it.

What Are The Benefits Of Digital X-Rays?

The pediatric dentists working in our clinics in Frisco, Texas pride themselves in using the latest technology to diagnose cavities. In the past, with the use of film x-rays tooth decay and periodontal bone loss was harder to detect. In comparison, today’s digital x-rays are so sensitive that they can reveal these conditions, allowing the dentist to assess and diagnose them. Because the x-rays are digital, they can be viewed much clearer in larger formats and can be accessed easily, decreasing the waiting time. The best part of digital x-rays is not only that they give the dentist a great amount of insight into a patient’s oral structure, in high-resolution, but that they do not expose children to high levels of radiation in the process. With digital x-rays, there is a staggering 99% decrease in radiation reading compared to their original counterparts.

How Are X-Rays Taken On Little Children?

Younger children are placed in their parent’s lap, while older children can sit by themselves on the chair in the x-ray unit. Although the digital x-rays have a lot less scatter radiation, everyone in the x-ray room is protected through the use of lead aprons. We also use smaller, softer x-rays to make the process easier for little ones to get their x-rays taken. All the child has to do is bite on a bite stick that has the x-ray on it and hold still for a couple of seconds. The parent or the x-ray technician can also help by holding the bite stick in place.

What If A Child Is Too Uncooperative To Have X-Rays Taken?

Sometimes the dental exam can be done using only visual observation for younger patients or special needs children. If the doctor feels that treatment is necessary, further x-rays can be taken at that time, when the child is sedated. Usually, the use of oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) can put the child at ease and make the process of taking x-rays a lot more pleasant.

Why Can’t My Child’s Dentist Simply Look At The Teeth To Find Cavities? Why Does He Need Dental X-Rays?

While visual inspection with an explorer (dental tool) can identify surface decay, taking an x-ray is the only way to detect inter-proximal cavities or cavities in between the teeth. Also, an x-ray can tell the pediatric dentist how much of the decay has spread within the tooth and if the tooth needs a root canal or a simple filling. Fortunately, at Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry we make use of digital x-rays so that we can make the most accurate diagnosis possible. Call us or visit our office in beautiful Frisco, Texas to find out more about digital x-rays and cavity detection.

About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS

Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.

Sheer Smiles participates with most PPO insurance plans. Medicaid and CHIP accepted.

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No Dental Insurance???

Our plan is designed to provide greater access to quality dental care at an affordable price.

Yearly maximums. None! Deductibles. Whats that? Claim forms. Nope! Frequency limits? None! No pre-authorization requirements. Pre-existing condition limitations. None! No one will be denied coverage. No waiting periods (immediate eligibility).

For more details about what the plan includes, visit our Sheer Smiles VIP page

Same Day Pediatric Emergency Appointments!

Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!

What Our Kids Parents Think About Us!

Dr. Shir was amazing!!

Dr. Shir was great in taking care of my little one’s tongue and lip tie. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They definitely are thorough in explanations of the procedure that was going to be done and I would highly recommend them.

Vicky V. - Patients Mom

Best pediatric dental I have visited!

Everyone at Sheer Smiles is so welcoming. We felt like family from the first appointment. Dr. Shir was great with my two girls. The hygienists were wonderful as well as the front desk staff. Hands down – the best pediatric dental practice I have visited!

Meliha D. - Patients Mom

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles! The office is always nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is never a long wait to be seen, so anxious and impatient little ones aren’t kept waiting. There are even TVs on the ceilings in the patient area with entertainment to… Read more “My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!”

Veronica C. - Patients Mom

Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!

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