Frequently Asked Questions

X-Ray Use and Safety

Q Will X-ray films be taken routinely?
A No. X-ray films are recommended only when necessary to protect your child’s dental health. The frequency of X-ray films is determined by your child’s individual needs.
Q How safe are dental X-rays?
A Dr. Cavano is particularly careful to minimize the exposure of child patients to radiation. Lead body aprons and shields are used to protect your child, and our digital X-ray equipment requires only a fraction of the radiation energy of that used with traditional films. With these contemporary safeguards, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray is extremely small and far exceeds the risk of undetected dental disease if images are omitted.