How safe are dental X-rays?
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Our office uses Digital Radiography. This form of computerized radiography uses a standard dental x-ray generator as its radiation source. An intra-oral sensor that is placed in the mouth collects the image. The benefit of digital radiography is that it reduces radiation exposure 80-90% compared to traditional radiograph which means less exposure and less risk.