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Do I need to worry about the amount of radiation from dental x-rays?

Dental X-Ray Radiation | Springbrook Family Dental Dental x-rays are an important diagnostic tool. Without them, we are unable fully know your oral health needs. They have been used safely for years to diagnose such problems as cavities, bone and gum disease, and even tumors that couldn’t otherwise be identified. Regarding the safety of x-rays in general, it’s important to realize that you are constantly exposed to some level of radiation from sources like the sun, minerals in soil, and even your microwave. In fact, a full set of 18 x-rays actually exposes you to no more radiation than a cross-country flight!

At Springbrook Family Dentistry, we use digital x-rays, also referred to as digital radiographs. These give us detailed images of your teeth that help us guide you in making important decisions about your dental care. Digital x-rays greatly reduce your exposure to radiation, eliminate the need for traditional films, and are safer for the environment.

When to Get an X-Ray

The frequency of digital x-rays depends on your current condition and dental history. In some cases, it’s necessary to take x-rays twice a year. Other patients who see us regularly and have no history of chronic oral health problems may only need x-rays every few years. As a new patient, our team will usually take digital x-rays as part of your first exam to establish a baseline so we can monitor changes to your oral health.

Your safety and comfort are both very important to us, and you are always welcome to talk to us about your concerns. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning.

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Dear patients, friends and family,

In light of recent events surrounding the Corona Virus/COVID-19 and the guidance of our national and state dental societies, we will be rescheduling all 6 month cleaning appointments and any elective dental treatment over the next few weeks.

We continue to be available for dental emergencies and are accessible via phone and email. We love our patients and are willing to do whatever we can for the sake of community health and well being, especially for those among us that could be most affected by infection.

At this time, we have NO known cases of COVID-19 among our staff. Dental offices are at extreme risk for propagation of the virus due to the large number of aerosols created during dental procedures, as well as the close proximity we are in to our patients. Therefore we will continue to adhering to the highest levels of infection control.

I am confident all of us will be better off if we all do our part to protect the community and "flatten the curve". If you have any questions or are looking for any updates please follow our Facebook page or call us at 716-652-0600.