In accordance with the directive from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, our office will be seeing only patients who need urgent or emergency care until March 31st. As the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, we also will monitor State Board and other government agency recommendations to make necessary adjustments, hoping as we all do to slow the spread of COVID-19. From March 18th - March 31st all elective appointments have been cancelled. Please call our office to confirm and reschedule.
Wood Park Dental
Dr. Jon Skare

How much radiation do dental x-rays produce?

At Wood Park Dental in 55122, your safety matters to us, and we understand that you want to minimize your exposure to radiation. For this reason, we utilize digital dental x-rays that produce significantly less radiation than film x-rays used in the past. Some estimates say this technology can minimize your exposure by as much as 80 percent.

While we take all your concerns to heart, we want you to understand how invaluable dental x-rays are and why we recommend them. Most dental issues begin inside your teeth or under your gums where we can’t see them during a visual exam. We wouldn’t be doing our job as dentists if we didn’t take x-rays to diagnose problems accurately and provide the safest, most appropriate dental treatment.

Digital x-rays can also help you save money on dental costs. Using digital imaging lets us see deep inside your tooth and detect even the tiniest cavities. Filling a cavity when it’s small is much easier and less expensive than waiting until it spreads and requires a dental crown or root canal to fix.

If you ever have concerns about the safety of x-rays, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Dr. Skare will explain why he recommends a particular dental x-ray and how it will benefit your oral health.

Please call us if to schedule if it’s time for your next dental exam and cleaning at our Eagan, MN dental office.

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