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A 47-year-old member asked:

Will getting dental x-rays affect my pregnancy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morey Furman
38 years experience
No: As long as you take the proper precautions (lead shield and cervical collar) your baby will not be exposed to any radiation.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Prosthodontics 46 years experience
No: Dental x-rays are mostly harmless. You might want to avoid them during pregnancy. But if there is a good reason for needing some you should not be concerned.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to get a dental X-ray when you're pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Not necessarily: Obviously you want as little exposure as possilbe during pregnancy however if the body is properly covered with a lead apron it would not be harmful especially with digital xrays which require minimal radiation.

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