Everyone, including the dental staff, is concerned about being exposed to radiation. You should know that the amount of radiation used to expose dental x-rays is actually quite small. We take every precaution to protect our patients from radiations. You should be awar that at our office, we use digital x-rays which have 80% – 90% less radiation. We also use a lead apron to cover the patient’s neck, chest, and thighs and use fast speed films to decrease the amount of exposure. We would never recommend an x-ray without good reason such as determining infection, cavity, bone loss and so on. If you have concerns about dental x-rays, please talk to us.