I’m worried about too many x-rays. Are they safe?
Dental x-rays are one of the most valuable diagnostic tools used at our Chesapeake dental office because they allow us to detect developing problems while they are still small and easy to treat.
Advances in dental technology include the use of digital radiography, which reduces your exposure by as much as 90% compared to traditional dental x-rays. Not only are digital x-rays safer, they are preferable to traditional x-rays because they give us a much more 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 Chesapeake 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.