Why Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?
Digital images, often referred to as dental X-rays, are used by the dentist and dental hygienist to help with overall assessment of a patient’s oral health. The images show tooth and jaw structures that cannot be seen otherwise. Dental X-rays help diagnose tooth decay and periodontal disease so that an adequate treatment plan can be developed.
How Much Radiation Will I be Exposed to During Dental X-Rays?
Patients sometimes express concern over the perceived radiation exposure from dental X-rays. With the use of digital radiography, dentists can decrease the amount of overall radiation the patient receives during dental X-rays. In fact, a patient will receive more radiation from nature on a daily basis than they will from digital dental X-rays.