Three Reasons Not to Worry About Digital Dental X-Rays:
- New “digital” x-rays have an 85% reduction in radiation from old film-based x-rays. 1 digital x-ray is only 1/10 the amount of radiation you are exposed to on an average day.
- The cost is typically covered by dental insurance at 100% or included with an in-office membership plan such as the (Northern Hills Dental Membership Plan).
- If you refuse to have them taken, your dentist can only evaluate 60% of your tooth and could be missing something that could turn into a major problem.
So, next time you are at your dentist and they are using digital x-rays, you don’t have as much to worry about and know that the radiation risk is far less than the risk you are taking of refusing x-rays.