Exposure to radiation is often a necessary part of visiting your dentist or medical physician, and steps are taken to ensure that you remain safe during your exposure to radiation. However, when radiation exposure is uncontrolled and not closely monitored, it can have a harmful effect on your body. Many X-ray examinations and radiotherapy treatments cause strain on unprotected areas of your body, such as your mouth.
At Lockwood Family Dental, we go the extra mile in providing additional protection from radiation exposure by using an oral radiation protection device. These custom-made oral devices are especially effective for our patients who are undergoing radiation-heavy treatments such as chemotherapy. Many harmful oral conditions can develop as a result of radiation exposure, even when radiation is not focused on the head or oral cavity. Oral radiation protection devices isolate the mouth from this potential damage by forming a barrier between the mouth and the harmful radiation particles.
As the oral tissues, teeth and supporting bone of your mouth impact the health and well-being of your entire body, protecting them is incredibly important. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our caring dentist, Dr. Brysen Hansen, to learn more about oral radiation protection devices in Billings and Lockwood, Montana. Give us a call today at 406-702-1438!