Misconceptions: Dental x-rays aren't worth the money

May 5, 2023
We get it—it's hard to spend money on dental x-rays. But here are the reasons you really can't afford not to get them done.

Dental pros know that most patients don’t love getting x-rays. In fact, we’re always getting questions about whether dental x-rays are really necessary, and a lot of that comes down to cost (sometimes they’re covered by dental insurance; sometimes they’re not).

But in the long term, dental x-rays are an investment, and investments don’t always come cheap.

And the truth is, investing in the cost of x-rays can keep you from spending much more money down the road. In this gallery, learn about the misconceptions of dental x-rays and saving money.

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