How much radiation do I get from dental x-rays?
Dental Radiation is Minimal
It’s hard to believe, but a dental radiograph actually exposes you to less radiation than what you get every day just from environmental exposure! If you fly on a plane, you are exposed to much more radiation than a series of checkup x-rays. Also, it is important to note that digital x-rays, which are always used at Essenmacher Family Dental, give much less radiation than the traditional film x-rays, and tens to hundreds of times less than a chest x-ray, mammogram or CT scan. We also always utilize a lead apron with a thyroid collar to help minimize the exposure even further.