Digital radiography uses an estimated 40-90 percent less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device in place of traditional film, sending an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly-detailed image of the mouth, and its contrast and resolution can be enhanced to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case.
You would have to take 20,000 dental x-rays to equal the radiation in one mamogram. This means more safety and better accuracy for you.
In addition, you would have to take almost 100,000 dental x-rays to reach your maximum safe yearly dose.
No matter what, we don’t ever want to take unnecessary xrays and we promise to be as conservative as possible when recommending your films.
Thank you for entrusting your dental health care to our team. Be assured we will always do our very best to treat you as carefully and safely as possible. — Dr Ean Kleiger