Dental X-rays are always an important topic anytime you go to the Dentist. Some questions that might come up are when do you need them, what type, how often, are they safe.
This article, linked below, from the American Dental Association does a great job at answering some of those questions. Dr. William and Dr. Bill Stewart always take these considerations as well as individual situations into consideration when we recommend these X-rays. We are always more than happy to discuss in further detail as well.
The most important thing to remember is that Dental X-rays or Radiographs are very safe and your exposure is less than what you receive on an airline flight. They are also safe during pregnancy when needed and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes that delaying treatment including x-rays could lead to more series problems.