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Are dental x-rays safe during pregnancy?

Black man dentist and woman patient looking at xray picture on digital tablet at clinicDental x-rays are just one of many tools used by the dentists of Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, Colorado, to diagnose a variety of dental problems. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi educate patients on the use of dental x-rays and whether or not they are safe for the body–especially during pregnancy.

What are dental x-rays?

Dental x-rays are low-dose radiation images that help your dentist see what is happening inside your mouth. They can be used to check for cavities, gum disease, and other problems. Dental x-rays are safe and painless, and they provide important information that helps your dentist diagnose and treat conditions early. They are often necessary for new patients during their first appointment, when patients are experiencing pain or discomfort, or to prepare for procedures such as the placement of dental implants.

Why might I need dental x-rays?

Dental x-rays can help your dentist find problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye, such as cavities between your teeth or infections in your jawbone. They can also be used to check the health of your teeth and gums, identify early signs of tooth decay, and assess the effects of gum disease. In some cases, dental x-rays may be used to plan for dental procedures such as wisdom tooth removal or placement of dental implants.

Are dental x-rays safe during pregnancy?

Yes, dental x-rays are safe during pregnancy. The amount of radiation exposure from a dental x-ray is very low, and the benefits of having an x-ray outweigh the risks. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi will take precautions to minimize your exposure to radiation, such as using a lead apron. If you have any concerns, discuss them with your Golden Dental Solutions dentist beforehand.

How do I know if I need dental x-rays?

If further evaluation of the smile past what the eye can see is needed, dental x-rays may be taken to examine the inner structures of the teeth and jaw. Your dentist will recommend them and explain their purpose before having you undergo dental x-rays. If you live in the Golden, CO area and believe you may need dental x-rays completed, visit our team at Golden Dental Solutions. Call us at 303-277-9600 to request an appointment at our practice.


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