A thorough dental examination is the best way to make an early diagnosis and maintain oral health. With this attitude, we can even discover problems that have remained unnoticed for a long time.
This is a matter of responsibility since the patient entrusts his health to his dentist.
X-rays are a fundamental diagnostic tool.
Not all radiological examinations are the same and their use must be adapted on a case-by-case basis. Each dental or oral-facial structure requires an appropriate examination at a frequency that depends on the patient’s risk.
The right attitude has been defined by international consensus by the acronym ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable). The aim is to minimize radiation doses without reducing diagnostic power.
The use of digital X-rays, which require less radiation, is part of this approach.