Cornelius Dentistry

Are dental x-rays safe? Do I really need them?

Dental X-Rays & Safety | Girl Getting An X-Ray With Lead ApronX-rays are a critical tool that Dr. Stenvall uses to determine if there are any concerns in your mouth internally. They’re important because they can help her detect issues such as tooth decay, infections, and gum disease in their earliest stages, which allows you to treat these concerns early with less invasive treatment procedures – before they hurt. We recommend that x-rays be taken at least once per year to monitor your oral health.

At Cornelius Dentistry, we've chosen to use digital x-rays because these are much safer for both our patients and the environment. Digital imaging emits 90% less radiation than x-rays used in the past, and they don’t require harsh chemicals for developing, making them less harmful to the environment.

Digital x-rays are also readily available for review so Dr. Stenvall can discuss your treatment needs with you right away. They offer a clearer image for a more accurate diagnosis. They’re also easy to share with other providers you're working with, if necessary.

We use digital x-rays to provide you with a more pleasant and comfortable experience, while also giving you an accurate and timely treatment diagnosis so you can make educated decisions about the dental procedures that are right for your needs.