Are you afraid to see a dentist? For some reason, there are people who choose to drink anti-pain medications for their tooth aches instead of seeing a dental professional. They have some kind of fear that they couldn’t seem to let go of or deal with despite the throbbing pain. Perhaps they have a fear of the needle used to inject that anesthesia or maybe they have some scary concept of how the radiation during the x-ray could affect their overall health.
Yet all these fears are what dental professionals are trying to work against. A well-trained dentist will always put the security and comfort of his patient above everything else. They always make sure that all the procedures that they do to prepare the patient for the procedure are all safe. There might be a little pain that come with every dental procedure but it is surely nothing to worry about. The dentist knows everything that needs to be done.
X-ray myths may have begun to scare a lot of people because during the nuclear war, the explosion emitted radiation and a lot of people were believed to die because of radiation poisoning. There is actually some truth in this myth but the kind of radiation that the x-ray machine for dental treatments emits is not that strong and harsh; thus, there is nothing about it that should scare you. As long as these x-ray tests are requested by your dentist, you can be confident that you are safe and sound.
The North Shore Dental Group is always ready to welcome you in for your next checkup. Give us a call to book your appointment.