A 20-year-old male asked:
I've gotten a bunch of xrays in the past 3 months from my orthodontist (cephalograms) and from the doctor removing my wisdom teeth(dental x rays). could this cause permanent hair loss or other side effects?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzisanswered
Dentistry 42 years experience
No: You would need to be exposed to very, very high levels of radiation to experience any permanent changes.
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Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Absolutely not: The totality of the radiation you received for Orthodontic Records and Wisdom Tooth Evaluation is less than normal background radiation on one transcontinental flight, or a day in the mountains, or two days on the beach. So next time cut your vacation short by a day to make up for it. Andy the way, call a Dermatologist now for an appointment to discuss your hair loss.
315 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 27, 2018
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