Why do you take so many x-rays?
As your dentist, we’re responsible for caring for your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Without dental x-rays, we cannot see or detect hidden changes, developments, or abnormalities in your teeth and jawbones without dental x-rays.
We share your concerns about dental x-rays, and we take every precaution and safeguard to minimize your radiation exposure. We follow a conservative schedule for taking digital x-rays, a technology that requires the lowest amount of exposure time and therefore has the least amount of radiation.
Our team has many years of skill and experience and focus on proper technique and placement to reduce the need for re-takes and additional exposure. For your complete protection and safety, we provide each patient with a lead radiation apron prior to x-rays being taken.
Check-up x-rays are taken only when we feel there’s a need (for instance, you come to us complaining of a toothache). If there haven’t been any major developments in your condition for an extended period of time, we’ll take x-rays at one- to two-year intervals.
We strive to provide you with updated, personalized care using state-of-the-art practices and the highest standard of consistent care. Without dental x-rays, we simply would not be able to do our job effectively.
If you still have questions about dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to contact our Alhambra dental office. We’ll be happy to speak with you and put your mind at ease about our dental x-rays.