Northborough Family Dental

Are dental x-rays safe?

At Northborough Family Dentistry, we believe that preventative maintenance is the name of the game. Catching problems early prevents them from getting worse and causing additional damage. This approach saves you time and money in the future.

As part of prevention, we recommend x-rays for our patients. They can help us identify problems in the teeth, under the gums, and in the jawbone that might be invisible to the eye. 

digital dental xraysGenerally, patients only need an x-ray periodically to monitor mouth health, but patients with specific issues, like periodontal disease or undiagnosed pain, should be getting them more frequently.

Are Dental X-Rays in Northborough Safe?

Yes, the level of radiation that comes from film x-rays is deemed safe. However, at Northborough Family Dental, we use digital x-rays, which produce significantly less radiation than film x-rays, further reducing patient exposure.

Up to Date on Your X-Rays?

Keeping up on routine dental visits for cleanings and preventive care like x-rays is critical to helping maintain the health of your teeth.

So if you need x-rays for an undiagnosed issue or are looking to be up to date on your checkups in the Northborough and Shrewsberry areas of MA, don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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