We understand patient's are often reluctant to have x-rays of their teeth. X-rays can locate problems before they become impossible to repair. These images demonstrate why x-rays are important on a regular basis. Note the tooth on the lower right is healthy and pain free when the x-ray was taken.
Within two years a new x-ray found very deep decay. The tooth was still pain free.
This x-ray was exposed after the tooth was extracted and replaced with an implant.
A Preventive Dental Practice
For comparison purposes a single dental x-ray is 5-9 sievert (a measure of x-ray exposure).