The single concerned highlighted by both previous patients and potentially new first-time patients is that of the potential of being exposed to radiation. It was picked up that there is that possibility. There is every possibility that a patient could be exposed to radiation whilst having a dental x ray in Anderson taken. The fact of the matter is that a first-time patient simply cannot avoid this essential segment of the first-time dental exam.
Unless of course he does have fairly recent records to present to his new examiner. Nevertheless, this patient has little to fear in regard to being exposed to radiation during the dental x ray procedure. Apart from the fact that the radiation emission will be extremely minimal, the patient will be fully covered if you will. The dental x ray examiner will be shielding the patient’s chest cavity area, from the shoulders right down to the midriff with a fully coated bib.
This bib does not allow any radiation to penetrate. Also note that patients who would be deemed to be vulnerable and whose health would be at risk would not be permitted to receive the dental X Ray in any event. Such patients would be classified as pregnant mothers and people with type two diabetes as well as heart disease. Of course, for them there is an alternative, and it could turn out to be better in any case.
Digital imaging of course emits know radiation whatsoever. But because the dental X Ray technologies remain tried and trusted, and the dentists remain comfortable with it, they will continue to utilise it forthwith. And yes of course, they will be doing so in a responsible manner. One last thing. Just take care of yourself, alright?