Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are one of the most valuable diagnostic tools we use at Arcadia Dentaldontics, because they allow us to detect developing problems while they are in their earliest stages and easy to treat.
We believe in using state-of-the-art technology when it benefits you. We use digital radiography that reduces your exposure by as much as 90% compared to traditional x-rays. Not only are digital images safer, they are preferable to traditional x-rays because they are less invasive and give us a detailed view of what’s happening inside your teeth.
In regard to exposure from x-rays, it’s good to remember that even the sun exposes us to some level of radiation all the time. We have found that the small exposure that occurs with dental x-rays is offset by its diagnostic benefits. But your safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we provide all patients with a lead-lined apron for an extra layer of protection.
We want you to be comfortable with every aspect of your treatment at our Arcadia dental office. If you still have any concerns about the safety of dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. A trained member of our professional team will be happy to answer all your questions.