Harlingen Dentistry

Are X-rays dangerous?

We’ve come a long way with x-rays. Although it is always wise to keep radiation exposure to a minimum, x-rays are a wonderful tool in dentistry. Modern x-ray machines are highly filtered, low output machines. You should not be concerned about dental radiation. The benefits provided by routine x-ray screening far outweigh any perceived hazard. Our office also uses digital x-rays which use one twentieth of the x-ray power to image your teeth.