Dr. Sue Hollinsworth

Are xrays dangerous?

We've come a long way with xrays. Although it is wise to keep radiation exposure to a minimum, xrays are a wonderful diagnostic tool in dentistry. They show us many things that we cannot see with the naked eye. Modern xray machines are very fast, very focused, low output machines. Along with the protective apron and collar, dental xrays are very safe, and the benefits far outweigh any perceived hazard.