Traditional dental x-rays have been proven safe and effective for decades. A full set of traditional dental x-rays is comparable to the amount of radiation you absorb from day to day activities over the course of a year. (a very small amount).
Our office has made the transition to complete digital radiology. Digital x-rays allow the doctor to get a much better view of your teeth and potential dental conditions with a fraction of the previously needed radiation. The digital imaging software allows the doctor to see a number of different views of the tooth to gain a better understanding of the proper course of management.
Digital x-rays decrease exposure to the patient by over 80%. This translates to one traditional dental film equaling five digital exposures!
In addition to benifiting the patient, digital imaging benifits the environment. The chemicals needed to develop films and the film itself are completely eliminated.
For more information about dental x-rays, please visit the ADA website.