Digital Dental X-rays and Radiation – Procedure, Purpose and Importance

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We are frequently asked by parents if x-rays are necessary before, during and after orthodontic Treatment?  Yes they are!  Here, at Masri Orthodontics, we have the most current, digital x-rays and will make sure our patients are wearing lead vests and shields to protect them.  Dr. Masri uses the most up-do-date equipment and technology.

Digital Dental X Ray Importance

Did you know that studies have shown that digital dental X-rays have the lowest dose of radiation; it is about the same as the radiation that you would get from taking a short plane ride.  Also, dental x-rays, give off just a fraction of radiation, compared to others.

Orthodontists and Dentists need to look VERY closely at a patient’s root system and jaw structure.  Sometimes we even find that there is a missing tooth under a baby tooth.  How would we find this out without an x-ray!   Radiographs (or x-rays) have been used safely for years and will remain in use for years to come.

The benefits of diagnosis far outweigh the possible risks of taking an x-ray.  Be sure to let Dr. Masri, or his staffknow if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or are nursing, before taking an x-ray.

We want your experience at Masri Orthodontics to be pleasant and know that Dr. Masri is “hip with the times”~!

 

 

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