How Safe Are Dental X-Rays

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays
Posted on 06/18/2018

How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Dental X-rays use electromagnetic radiation to create images of the teeth, and just like all forms of electromagnetic radiation, it's possible for them to damage cells and eventually lead to cancer. That said, the dosage used in dental x-rays is incredibly small – in fact, you receive more radiation during a typical plane ride. While dental x-rays do use radiation, the dosage is precisely controlled and so small that there is virtually no danger.

Advanced Technology for Safer Dental Treatment

Modern dental X-rays use advanced digital X-ray machines, which drastically limit the level of radiation Dental X-Rays exposure for patients. These digital machines can pinpoint the radiation to only a specific area of the mouth, and thanks to high-speed X-ray film, we can use less radiation than ever to take X-ray images.

Still, we value your safety, which is why our patients wear a secure lead apron during all X-ray procedures. This apron blocks incoming radiation, protecting the torso and vital organs from any potential damage. In combination with this lead apron, the risk from dental X-rays is almost none – which means dental x-rays are safe for virtually everyone. 

Contact Your Pittsboro & Avon, IN Dentist Today!

Dental X-rays are a vital tool for helping us understand the health of your teeth and mouth, and thankfully, they're entirely safe today. If you have more questions about dental X-rays or want to schedule an appointment for dental treatment, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a consultation. We can't wait to hear from you!