There have been numerous advancements in the dental industry over the years that have significantly helped to reduce the amount of radiation that is emitted by the x-rays currently utilized nowadays. Some of these improvements include: The use of film holders that keep the film in place within the mouth; New digital x-ray machines that limit the radiation beam; and a shorter exposure time required thanks to the higher speed x-ray films being used.
It is vital to keep in mind that not every dental office has the same equipment. For example, as a patient, it is a good idea to check with the latest information available on dental equipment and speak with your dentist to find out what kinds of equipment are being used in their office.
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