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BRUSH Modern Dentistry
Dr. Nirmal Bhakta

Are x-rays really necessary? Are they safe?

Many patients have concerns about the safety and necessity of dental x-rays, and I want you to know that they are an essential tool that I use to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. These images allow me to see what is going on in your mouth with your teeth, bone, and jaw joint, and I can detect concerns that I wouldn't be able to with just an examination. I can also share these images with you right away since they are readily available, which allows me to discuss your treatment needs with you.

At BRUSH Modern Dentistry, we utilize digital x-rays, which minimize radiation 80% more than traditional x-rays taken in the past. They also have minimal impact on the environment because we don't need the harsh chemicals to develop them that were required by traditional x-rays.

So it's safe to say that x-rays are a necessary and invaluable tool that I rely on. You can also rest assured that they are very safe and won't cause you harm. If you have additional questions or concerns about the x-rays we take or any other aspect of your dental care, I encourage you to contact BRUSH Modern Dentistry and speak with one of my knowledgeable staff members. We are always happy to answer your questions!