Dental X-rays are 100% needed to diagnose and treat all kinds of dental issues. But so many people ask, "Is it safe?" The short answer is "Yes!"
Almost anyone who is concerned about having an x-ray taken on themselves or their child is worried about the radiation. This is a common and completely normal concern, especially since we grew up in the days of mercury fillings, lead aprons, and non-digital radiographs. These days, we have "digital" X-rays. This means the picture is transferred immediately to a computer system.
Digital dental X-rays use a very minimal amount of radiation compared to other medical X-rays. For example, did you know that you intake more radiation from eating a banana than you do from having a dental X-ray taken? It's true!
At our office, we take your safety and concerns seriously. We get it, it's concerning, and it's great to ask questions so you are aware of what X-rays are being taken and how much exposure you are actually getting. So, always ask questions! We have options like lead aprons to protect your upper body, and we can use collars to protect your thyroid as well. With today's technology, this isn't even required anymore, but if you're concerned, we've got you! Using digital X-rays reduces your radiation exposure significantly. This is because less radiation is required to produce high-quality images.
At our office, we stay up-to-date on the ADA and FDA's guidelines to ensure our equipment is calibrated correctly and timely.
It's important to know that the benefits of having a dental X-ray taken definitely outweigh the risks of radiation exposure. In order to properly treat your oral health, your dentist needs to see what is going on inside your mouth. So, when in doubt, ask your dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant to answer any questions you may have to make you feel more comfortable! It's our job!
Contact our office today to request an appointment or fill out the form to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.
21055 12 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066