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X-Rays is a topic hard to ignore. After all, we read that radiation can lead to issues, but before we put a halt on any form of X-Rays from the dentist we need to ask them, “When is it necessary and why?”
There is the risk-reward factor we have to put into play. Take a look at the graph below for a better understanding of when and why:
Graph from WebMD
If you’re wary of the procedure ask your dentist for a specific explanation. You are in control of your mouth. The dentist is there to help guide you in the proper direction not force you into something you aren’t comfortable in doing.