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What are the benefits of digital x-rays over traditional film x-rays?
A digital panoramic dental x-ray machine

Digtial x-rays have numerous benefits over traditional film x-rays, including:

  • Instant display of images on a computer
  • Reduced radiation output
  • Higher detail in captured images
  • Lower environmental impact with the elimination of photo processing chemicals
Aren't x-rays bad for you?

Dental x-rays result in one of the lowest radiation doses when compared with other types of x-rays. A routine exam which includes 4 exposures is less than one day’s worth of natural background radiation. It is also about the same amount of radiation you would be exposed to during a short airplane flight (~1-2 hrs).  Proper shielding is also common, which makes the potential risk even lower.

Are x-rays covered by my insurance?

Coverage will vary from policy to policy, but most plans cover x-rays at regular intervals; usually every 1-2 years.  We can confirm your plan coverage when you come in for an appointment or free consultation.

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