Why X-Ray?

Why X-Ray?


radiographs or x-rays are important
tools the dentist uses to help care for your teeth many oral diseases cannot be
seen with a visual examination but an x-ray can reveal small cavities between
the teeth are hidden by fillings infections in the bone periodontal
disease abscesses or cysts and even tumors early detection is key to save
time money and unnecessary discomfort dental x-rays expose a small part of the
body to a low dose of radiation a leaded apron with a thyroid collar is
recommended for children and women who are pregnant or of childbearing age to
help minimize that exposure even more your oral health determines the number
of x-rays that need to be taken talk to your dentist if you have any questions
for the ADA dental minute I’m doctor Maria Lopez Howell

Author: Kevin Mason

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