Deborah Simpkins DMD
A Great Dentist

Are dental x-rays safe?

Your safety is one of our priorities, so we never take unnecessary x-rays. However, the radiation to which you’re exposed with a set of four bitewing x-rays is about equivalent to that of a short flight.

Couple Riding Bikes | Dentist Sarasota FLEven so, technology has kept up with the demand for lower dose radiation. Now we use safe, efficient, digital x-rays that reduce your exposure even further – some estimates say by as much as 80%.

Digital X-Rays at our Siesta Key, FL dental office

Instead of film, digital x-rays use flat sensors. The sensors are more comfortable than film and also require less radiation to produce a high-resolution image. Of course, we still use a lead apron to provide our patients with the most protection possible.

Digital x-rays also have other benefits. We can project the images on your chairside monitor to share them with you and pinpoint problem areas. When you can see what the problem is in detail, you will be better able to understand the need for treatment.

The frequency of x-rays at our Sarasota, FL dental office varies greatly from patient to patient. Those with a history of dental conditions will need x-rays more frequently than those who don’t.

Contact Deborah Simpkins DMD in 34231 To Learn More

If you are concerned about the safety of dental x-rays, please call us, and we will be happy to talk to you about your specific needs and establish a plan for treatment.

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We are excited to say our office is now open! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and dental health. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment please call our office at 941-921-2122.

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