Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Jamie J. Alexander on July 26, 2016

Are Dental X-Rays Actually Safe?

Dental x-rays allow dentists to find cavities, periodontal disease, abscesses, abnormal growths, the condition of your jaw joints, and the exact position of tooth roots and impacted teeth in your bone tissue. Today’s digital dental x-ray systems have sensors that are so responsive to low radiation that you are exposed to far less radiation than with the old film-based radiography. The dose you receive can be as little as 10% of the old systems.

Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S., in Boynton Beach uses the latest x-ray technology and will guide you in the safest frequency, type and number of x-rays for your individual diagnostic needs based on:

  • your oral health risk factors
  • medical history
  • dental history
  • time passed since your last x-rays
  • current signs and symptoms of oral health issues
  • guidelines set by The American Dental Association (ADA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dr. Alexander stays abreast of the latest in scientific evidence so his assessment of your diagnostic needs is according to best practices. If you are receiving dental implant treatment, then safe Cone Beam Tomography 3D imaging (CBT, which you can learn more about here) by one of Dr. Alexander’s preferred specialists will make your implant placement precisely optimal. Give us a call today at (561) 732-8877 to schedule your digital dental radiograph examination or other appointment at our office in Boynton Beach, Florida 33435.