Is Dental X Ray Necessary
Are x-rays necessary? Are mobile phones necessary? Is flying necessary? Is walking through the street in the city necessary? Are x-rays necessary? Are mobile phones necessary? Is flying necessary? Is walking through the street in the city necessary?
If those things are something that we can’t avoid, x-rays are definitely necessary. It, again, depends on the balance. Weighing the pros and cons of doing a treatment technique. I wouldn’t say, you don’t need x-rays every six months unless you are extremely high risk of dental cavities and you never brush your teeth.
So, we put patients at different category. High-risk cavity or high-risk case, they need the x-rays every two years to check if there is any new decays coming through. But if you are a regular visitor of dentist, and you brush your teeth twice a day and floss, I would say you can reduce having that x-ray to once every four or five years even.
Dental x-rays carry a very, very, very limited amount of radiation. It’s not even comparable to the background radiation that we get When we use our mobile phones or flying into state. So, one dental x-ray is less radiation than the environmental radiation that we get from flying from here to Sydney.