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A 55-year-old male asked:

Should i do & how much radiation ct scans for one dental implant causes vs regular chest/head ct scan or one digital tooth x ray. i am curious to know

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Should you do ?: Answer is yes, if your surgeon is requesting digital images of your surgery site. The amount of radiation is least for a single dental film, and obviously more for a scan that has to pass through more tissue. What you must remember is that the dosage is of diagnostic strength, not occupational exposure. Millions of images have been taken without a problem.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Radiation dose chart: We only want to take the minimum number and type of x-rays or scans in order to properly diagnose and treatment plan. Without that we might either miss something or the final result might be compromised. Here is a good website for you to look at: http://www.Ans.Org/pi/resources/dosechart/.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
The largest 200 mrem: The largest does listed for a CBCT scan of the head of 200 mrem. This is about the same amount of radiation you get from natural radon (flight from Los Angeles to New York).
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Dental Cone Beam CT scan is have a far lower radiation dose than conventional CT scans that you would receive in hospital department, they do however have a higher level of x-ray radiation than you would usually receive from a standard x-ray.
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
ALL HAVE VARIOUS AMOUNTS OF RADIATION BUT NOT ENOUGH TO HARM YOU. THE MOST IMPORTENT FACT IS THAT ALL TECHNICHIANS PLACE A RADIATION SHIELD OVER OR ON YOU..
Last updated Apr 20, 2022

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