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 has a safe, zero-leakage design, and it has undergone 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 radiation leakage, 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.
Our patients’ safety is our number-one priority! You will be exposed to more radiation watching television for 30 minutes than you will during a full series of X-rays in our office.