Most people can see that radiation can cause cancer. That’s why we get lots of inquiries and voiced concerns from pregnant mothers who need X-rays for dental procedures. We totally get the concern, and we’d like to answer and resolve it.
First, please understand that radiation from X-rays is very low and carries very little risk. Secondly, know that each time we perform an X-ray at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry, we cover the patient with a leaded apron to lessen the amount of exposure. These aprons cover the abdomen and will keep your child secure. The dangers that stem from untreated oral conditions are much greater risks than X-rays, which are very normal to receive. We will do all we can to retain you and your child’s health, so we may use an X-ray to diagnose certain conditions in the oral cavity. And as always, Dr. Douglas Wheelock will consult with you about your unique situation and determine what the right course is for you. If you’re still concerned about X-rays, please tell us about it so we can work to find the right solution for you.
Do you need to plan a checkup with Dr. Douglas Wheelock? Dial 712-274-2038 now to contact the Wheelock & Associates Dentistry team concerning your next checkup in Sioux City, Iowa. Dr. Douglas Wheelock and the professionals at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry have been specialized and are highly trained to assist patients with their issues.