How safe are dental x-rays?
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There is very little risk in dental x-rays. In order to provide your child with the best possible care, we use low radiation, digital x-rays as a diagnostic tool. Dental x-rays are vital for identifying cavities and erupting teeth as well as for diagnosing the effects of trauma and planning orthodontic treatment. In order to reduce exposure, we use minimum radiation dosages, protective lead aprons and the most modern equipment available. The risk of undiagnosed and untreated dental problems is far greater than the risk posed by dental x-rays.

Posted by Pediatric Dentistry DC / Tagged as ages 6 - 11

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    May 23
    2012

    Linda Brown

    Is an xray on every visit really necessary? I am hearing so much about xrays & brain tumors. Wouldn’t one xray a year be enough? My granddaughter is on Wellcare insurance. Would you still see her her if I refused xrays? I can see it would be hard for you to keep up with everyones xrays but couldn’t they be given to parents to be brought in on the next visit? Thanks

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      May 29
      2012

      jennifer

      Linda, Great questions! Each office and each individual doctor uses their experience and education to determine the best practices for their specific location. Dr. Charlie, our clinical director, would like the honor to respond to your question individually. Please email me at natalie@childrendds.com and we will get you connected directly to him! Look forward to hearing from you!

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