Dental x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool, and with today’s digital radiographs, we can see far beyond what can be viewed in a visual examination alone. We usually recommend that patients have x-rays taken once a year so that Dr. Sheng can monitor changes in your oral health. The convenience of the digital format means we can easily send x-rays to specialists or insurance companies, so there is less chance of treatment delays.
Anyone who is worried about the safety of digital x-rays needn’t be. Digital x-rays are safer than traditional film x-rays because they emit less radiation. We will provide you with a lead vest to wear during the x-ray to lower your exposure even more.
Digital x-rays are also better for the environment since they don’t require chemicals or film.