Do I Really Need Dental X-Rays?

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The quick answer is that in most cases, yes, you need dental x-rays. When you visit our office for a comprehensive dental exam, it is likely that your dentist will recommend both bitewing and a panoramic dental x-ray. Don’t worry though – dental x-rays are completed in a matter of minute and are completely painless.

Dental x-rays are the most important tool your dentist has for determining whether or not cavities and other dental conditions are present below the surface of your enamel and gums. Most dental pain can be sources and treated after a quick dental x-ray is performed leading to faster treatment and relief for patients.

Dental x-rays deliver extremely low doses of radiation and are unlikely to cause any side effects from their use. Although the level of radiation administered is safe, every precaution will be taken to reduce your overall exposure during each x-ray. This includes wearing a lead vest.

If you have questions about dental x-rays, don’t let your concerns prevent you from receiving much needed dental check-ups and screenings. Contact us with your questions today.

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I have been a patient of Family Dental Group Fishkill for about 7 years. I have had dental problems my entire life and have been worked on by numerous dentists. I have never had a better dentist work […]
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You cannot go wrong if Dr. Brown is your dentist! He is absolutely amazing. Patient, kind, and truly wants what is best for the kids he sees. My son is timid and gets nervous easily, but Dr Brown […]
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I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
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Amazing Dentist, and wonderful nurses, especially Nurse Ellen! Family Dental Group is the way to go.
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Hope and Renee are 2 of the best hygienists that I have ever had work on my teeth. They take the time to do a GREAT job.
Vincent M.
Great dentists, wonderful staff!! Best dental office ever!!
Joanne F.
Dr. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
Jenny C.
Absolutely wonderful experience, every single time! Doctors, hygienists, receptionists, always smiling! Staff genuinely care about their patients and the kid friendly office is warm and relaxing! A+ […]
Melissa G.
I’m sitting here for the 2nd time this month, my son is getting some cavities filled and Dr. Mila is singing and he is giggling hysterically, trying not to move! I’m so happy we came here […]
Nira R.
Great staff the best I’ve seen and had help me. Every single appt. was right on time, and I’ve been there over seven times so far. I won’t go anywhere else now. They have completed […]
Matthew D.
Excellent hygienist and dentist. Friendly, knowledgeable and gentle.
Denise B.
Thye were very helpful and efficient.
Elaine D.
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Melinda P.
Dr. Gurfinkel and Terry are the BEST! Terry is so funny and immediately made me feel comfortable, which is rare because i hate going to the dentist. They both made my visit very fun, and super quick!
Mitty F.
Everyone is very nice. Have anxiety with dentist and Dr. Patel was great. Quick and painless root canal. Would recommend
Furthest R.
The BEST quality of care!!! The staff is amazing, the doctors are very caring and gentle!!! I would never trust any other dentist office with my children as well as myself!!!
Linda S.
Fast and everyone was kind. Was my first cleaning with the practice and my best one ever. The care when taking X-rays was also appreciated. Switching my entire family.
Kathleen M.
One of the best pediatric dentistry I have experienced. My three year old was happy leaving and I would recommend to any mother that wants their child in good hands!
Mea O.
I was so scared about my oral surgery even though i was being sedated. Margaret was absolutely wonderful to me as was Dr. Oh. Thank good ness for their understanding and letting my boyfriend stay […]
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