Dental x-rays are taken to allow your dental providers to see inside and below your teeth; more than what can be seen by just looking in your mouth. It is one of the many services we offer here at Magnolia Dental.
Digital imaging has become very common in the practice of dentistry. It is commonly thought that dental x-rays will expose you to high doses of radiation. That’s just not true!
Annual maximum dosage of radiation for a U.S. radiation worker is 50 mSv. The dosage of digital bitewings, which is 4 total x-rays, is 0.02 mSv. There are several other forms of radiation in life to consider that give off more radiation than digital dental x-rays.