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A 57-year-old male asked:

Dental assistant took one xray for me but forgot to put a lead apron on me. she used hand held device. is there a concern. any chest radiation risk. ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
No worries: The dental X-rays use an insignificant amount of radiation. The average person is exposed to 3.2 mSv of environmental radiation each year. That means you would have to have about 700 sets of X-rays just to equal the level of natural exposure.
Last updated Feb 14, 2016

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