At our office, Dr. Kapust and the team use new digital dental x-ray technology to detect tooth decay that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. Dental x-rays are recommended only when necessary to evaluate and monitor your child’s oral health.
What is a dental x-ray?
What are the different types of dental X rays?
How much radiation is used in dental X rays?
We use only enough radiation to see what Dr. Andy needs to care for your child. We all are exposed to small amounts of radiation daily from the sun, soil, rocks, buildings, air and water. This type of natural radiation is called background radiation. The radiation used in x rays has been compared to the amount of background radiation a person gets daily to help you understand how much radiation your child is getting during their x-ray exam.
We make sure your child is exposed to the lowest amount of radiation possible during an x-ray picture.
- We utilize digital x-ray technology resulting in minimal exposure times.
- We take x-ray pictures based specifically on your child’s needs, not merely as a routine test .
- We provide thyroid collars to protect the thyroid gland from radiation, (it is particularly sensitive to radiation), and protective shields as needed for other parts of the body.
- We consider child-size and exposure times.