Dental x-rays are one of the lowest radiation dose studies performed. A routine exam which includes 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, which is less than one day of natural background radiation. Our office has gone even further to protect our patients. We now use a handheld unit that is a safe zero leakage design unit and it has under gone extensive testing to ensure it is safe to use for the operator and the patient. The interior components are thoroughly sealed with multiple sheets of lead to block out any leakage radiation so the clinician can safely stay in the room. It produces crystal clear, sharp, high resolution images with a 0.8mm focal point while reducing patient dose.
Call our Irving, TX office today to find out more!