Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Patients are always concerned about being exposed to unnecessary radiation when dental x-rays are taken. Let me first explain why dental x-rays are taken. Your needs x-rays or radiographs to do thorough exam to detect cavities, gum disease or tumors in the jaw. With out x-ray images, many cavities, and gum disease will go undetected until it is too late.

Many offices use digital x-ray units that use 90% less radiation than traditional x-ray units. The digital x-ray images are safer, of better diagnostic quality and can be safely stored off site to protect from damage.

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