Do I need x-rays?
Today’s advanced x-rays emit far less radiation than the old film methods. In fact, dental x-rays have always been among the lowest radiation medical x-rays. With the switch to digital, x-rays further reduced radiation emissions by 80%. In fact, you receive more radiation in certain climates just by being outside in the sun.
When you think of the benefits of dental x-rays, they really are valuable with very little risk. We can detect decay, bone loss, infections, tumors, abscesses, cysts, and growths with digital x-rays that would be otherwise invisible with a visual exam alone.
At Monroe Dental Arts, we take periodic x-rays based on patient need. Dr. H.K. Virdee will look over your x-rays, and we will inform you if we find anything that requires your attention.
Digital x-rays can help us detect dental conditions early and allows us to address the problem before it progresses. Early detection and treatment can help you avoid unnecessary cost, pain, and extensive treatments in the future.
If you have questions or concerns about your routine dental x-rays, give us a call and we can address those for you.