Dental x-rays are the best diagnostic tool to find out root caries, tumours, bone loss, peri apical lesions etc.
During clinical examinations only crown portion of teeth is visible in the oral cavity, infections under the gums are difficult to check without x-rays.
Digital x-rays are very helpful to check the areas that are impossible to see in our clinical examination.
Are the Radiation during dental X-rays safe?
Digital dental x-ray radiations are very minimal compared to other diagnostic x-rays.
When lead apron and thyroid collar are used as extra precaution its completely safe.
Commonly asked questions
1) Why do you take x-rays when you practice Holistic dentistry?
You have to understand that x-rays are the diagnostic tool to find out your hidden infections.
Dentist will not prescribe x-rays unnecessarily.
I always double check for risk you have vs dental benefits before going to x-rays.
2) Why does dental professional leave the room when they do X-rays?
As patients you will be exposed to radiation once or twice for diagnosis.
Dental professionals are exposed multiple times in a day when they treat more patients on daily basis hence to be extra preventive, they leave the room when x-rays are done or they wear lead apron for protection.
3) How to avoid taking dental x-rays?
Frequency of dental x-rays can be minimized based on your regular follow-up visits to your dentist.