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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental X-Rays

Do you remember the last time you had an X-Ray done? What were you thinking, were you worried about the radiation exposure?

X-Ray is a methodical diagnostic procedure that helps medical professionals to look inside the affected area and assess the condition to plan for the treatment without having to open the patient up.

But is there a difference in X-Ray of other body parts and dental X-Ray? No, there isn’t any, dental X-Rays are used to look at the inside of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around them. There are multiple reasons for dental practitioners to favor X-Rays, these provide a deeper look into the problem that the naked eye can’t see, while also serving as a tangible proof of medical record for their patient’s oral health.

Many myths fly about the side effects of dental X-rays. Don’t you think if they were so harmful, why would even the best dentists prefer their patients to get X-Rays done?

Our protection is a primary concern for the doctors, leaded bibs, aprons, or collars are used to shield the rest of the body from unwanted exposure. The dental X-Ray machines are also designed in a way that lets out only a very low level of the necessary radiation. Additionally, the new era of digital X-Rays has made it even easier on the patients since they are far safer in comparison to the traditional methods.

While X-rays are a vital part of oral treatments/consultations, pregnant women are advised to inform the radiologist about their condition so that necessary precautions can be taken.

One might ask how many dental X-Rays are safe in a day? There is no magical number it all depends upon the requirement, consult your dentist today.

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