Radiation exposure is a concern for many. When it comes to dental x-rays, the fear of undergoing unnecessary exposure may cause your patients to resist having their x-rays taken. But the benefits of x-rays, when properly administered, outweigh the costs to your patients’ health by far. Make sure you accurately inform patients about how dental x-rays serve them. You can also address any patient concerns with the tips below.
Patient concern #1: Will dental x-rays give me cancer?
According to the National Academies’ National Research Council, radiation does pose a risk for cancer—but only a small one. The American Dental Association adds: “Radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all sources.”
Patient concern #2: Are x-r...Read More