Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Posted by DR. MARIO LAMAS on Apr 13 2022, 05:15 AM

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

Dental X-rays help the dentist to spot any problems in the mouth, teeth, jaws, and gums early. The dentist captures images of the interior of teeth and gums to evaluate the oral health of the person. This helps them identify problems like cavities, tooth decay, and impacted teeth.

How Safe Are X-rays?

Dental X-rays are the most safest and reliable imaging technologies that are key diagnostic tools for the dentist. They are non-invasive and painless, enabling the dentist to catch problems before they become more painful. 

One of the reasons for considering X-rays safe is that they use lower levels of radiation. The procedures give off very minimal radiation when performed properly. To ensure the safety level of the procedure, many improvements are made to dental X-ray equipment. 

The professional also minimizes the number of images taken for each patient. They strive to take only one dental X-ray rather than several images when they can do so. This is done to limit the chances of exposure significantly. 

To protect other parts of the body, the dentist always uses a lead covering. Lead aprons are used so that they can block the radiation from entering other parts of the body. This enables the internal organs to avoid exposure to the radiation without obstructing the result of the procedure. 

X-rays remain the best tool to evaluate the patient's oral health though there are many other imaging technologies. The dentist makes every effort to make them safer and more effective as they are of paramount importance. 

What Are the Problems That Dental X-Ray Detects? 

Dental X-rays are taken to help the dentist diagnose problems in the person's teeth and jaws. They show decay between the fillings, cysts, bone loss in the jaw, and changes in the root canal due to infection. They can also detect abscesses and the position of teeth to help prepare for dental procedures. 

X-rays are taken in children to see if wisdom teeth are developing, if teeth are impacted, or if there is any decay developing. They are also helpful to check whether there is enough space in the mouth to fit all incoming teeth. 

Schedule an appointment with Tijuana Dental Studio if you have any concerns regarding dental X-rays. We are at Calle Quinta, Zona Centro, Tijuana Baja, California 7974. Contact us at 619 955 6901 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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