One of the most common reasons people are hesitant to take x-rays is because they do not want to be exposed to radiation. We agree that minimizing exposure to radiation is of critical importance, and we adhere to the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). We also weigh the benefits of the information gained from the x-rays before taking them.
The good news is that dental x-rays have a relatively low amount of radiation. Here are some x-ray radiation facts. Dental x-rays have:
0.07% of the radiation from a chest CT scan.