Traditional endodontics has been based on feel, not sight. Tactile proprioreception was the clinician's only guide as burs and files were blindly inserted in pulp chambers and rooth canal systems.
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Dental x-rays are an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems.
But some people worry about their exposure to radiation during dental x-ray procedures. You will be happy to know that 18 traditional dental x-rays deliver less radiation than an upper GI series and 800 times less radiation than a chest x-ray.
One new dental technology, used in our office, is digital x-rays. They offer the advantage of an 80 percent reduction in radiation, compared to film, and offer a nearly instantaneous image.
Bruce D. Schulman, D.D.S., P.A.