Do you often have patients who don't want or decline x-rays?
I don't go to the dentist as often as recommended (about every 4 years), but take good care of my teeth. I only have 2 fillings and haven't had a cavity in over 20 years. The dentist always says my teeth are in better shape than those that come every 6 months.
I went to a new dentist recently and did do the full set of x-rays, but don't feel I need them on a regular basis.
I am planning to start going regularly only so I can start getting my almost 3 year old used to and comfortable with going to the dentist.
The thing is, I don't want x-rays for my daughter or me very often. I know the radiation is supposed to be low but I don't feel comfortable with it or feel it is necessary for us.
I find I get a lot of pressure to get x-rays. Do ever get patients who decline x-rays and if so, do you still treat them? I often feel I'm being told I must have them.
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