Dental X-rays can be a crucial part of your treatment at our Bellingham dental office. Catching tooth decay at an early stage is the best way to avoid any major damage down the road, and X-rays remain the most reliable way to properly assess any tooth decay you may have.
Many people are concerned about the radiation that X-rays expose them to. Indeed, excess radiation is an unhealthy thing that damages your cells and invites disease upon you. Fortunately, modern dental X-ray technology is safer than ever before. Thanks to digital radiography, we are able to produce an effective picture of the inside of your teeth with much less radiation. Meanwhile, we are able to focus the X-ray more, limiting your exposure strictly to the area that needs it. In this way, patients are subjected to as little as ten percent of the radiation that you might have experienced with traditional, film-based radiography.
The bottom line is that the substantial benefits offered by dental X-rays far outweigh the potential risks, and the risks have become truly minimal. As we are committed to providing our patients with a comfortable dental experience, please feel free to contact us about any further concerns you may have.