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Offline worryone1955

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Dental X-Rays
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:42:13 PM »
I went to the dentist for a routine cleaning and ended up having 4 x-rays done.  3 bitewings and a panoramic x-ray.  Now I am worried that may have been too many x-rays in one visit.  I'm worried about the amount of radiation I got from them.  Do I have to worry about cancer in the future?   I should have refused some of the x-rays but I am the type of person that says whatever the doc/dentist says I will do. 
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Re: Dental X-Rays
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 02:27:56 PM »
I would not worry. I would wait a while before you get any more dental x-rays. Dental x-rays are
a nice money maker for dentists.
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Re: Dental X-Rays
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 01:32:40 AM »
The newer dental X-ray machines give off a minute amount of radiation! I am a dental assistant and took lots of X-rays when I was working! You have nothing to worry about! They take full mouth X-rays (18 bitewing/PA X-rays) all the time. So you are safe!
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Re: Dental X-Rays
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 04:56:49 AM »
when i had to get all my teeth root canaled, drilled, and have posts implanted and caps fitted and had the gum surgeries, I easily got at least a few hundred X-Rays over the course of a couple years. And aside from the second head, I havent had any noticable side effects.
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