Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays have always been among the safest in medicine, but with the implementation of digital dental x-rays, they are even safer with up to 80-90 percent less radiation than film x-rays.
When most people ask about x-ray safety, they are concerned about radiation exposure. Since your teeth are a relatively small area of your body and the area being x-rayed is not nearly as dense as bones and joints, a minimal amount of radiation is necessary to obtain a diagnostic image.
We protect your body and your thyroid gland by covering you in a lead apron and neck cuff, making them even safer.
At Yulee Family Dentistry, we take x-rays based on your needs. Patients who have a significant number of restorations or who have a history of decay will require more frequent dental x-rays than someone who has no cavities or dental work. Our goal is to keep you healthy and we will find that balance between protecting your health and being too protective!
Dental x-rays are still one of our main tools in diagnosing dental conditions such as decay, infection, and bone loss. Having x-rays allows Dr. Gordon to treat your condition quickly before it worsens.