Digital X-rays are making it possible for dentists to see a person’s total oral health but with 80-90 percent less radiation exposure for the patient. Instead of X-ray film, the technology uses an electronic sensor to capture an X-ray. The dentist can then zoom into these digital images to get an even better look at the scan.
Thanks to technological advances, digital X-rays submit patients to far less radiation than traditional dental X-rays. Even with the very small amount of radiation involved, our office takes every preventative measure to protect patients from harmful radiation during X-rays. We only take X-rays when they are necessary and provide patients with a lead apron that protects the body.
Each patient’s need for X-rays is unique based on their health and symptoms. At Pascack Dental Arts, we only recommend X-rays when they are truly necessary. Here are a few ways we know when X-rays are necessary: