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Doctor insights on: Dental X Rays Breastfeeding

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Will a panoramic dental X-ray detect tmd?

Will a panoramic dental X-ray detect tmd?

Possibly: A panoramic x-ray is a good screening tool for tmd and is usually the first x-ray taken. However, a panoramic x-ray will only reveal tmd if there is bony involvement of the tmj, such as various forms of arthritis, like rheumatoid, psoriatic or osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease). A panoramic x-ray will not show any soft tissue problems, such as a displaced disc; an MRI will. ...Read more

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Does Sure Smile Braces Require traditional Dental X Rays or just Ora Scanner?

Does Sure Smile Braces Require traditional Dental X Rays or just Ora Scanner?

Please!: Please see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist who is trained to properly diagnose your malocclusion, create the most appropriate treatment plan, and lastly choose the best possible appliance to resolve your problem. A scan is just one of the diagnostic tests an Orthodontist may feel is appropriate to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Not deadly: It's not deadly but you should make your doctors aware of all the radiation you've recieved. The bigger question is why so many cts? Are they all really necessary? ...Read more

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Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

Ask a dentist for the necessity of wisdom tooth extraction. I have panoramic xrays image.

The rule of thumb: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Are dental x Rays needed in order for a dentist to make a custom mouth guard?

Are dental x Rays needed in order for a dentist to make a custom mouth guard?

Last FMS?: When was your last full mouth series of radiographs? If it was within the last three to five years, usually checkup x-rays are taken, therefore, if the dentist wants to make sure that everything is ok, in terms of decay and periodontal status it is a good idea. ...Read more

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Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Yes with caution: In close consultation with your obgyn doctor the dentist can perform routine dental care.If needed more invasive dental procedures can also be performed.Howeever, the first trimester and the second half of the third trimester should be avoided. A lead apron should cover all vital organs if xray needed which should be limited to a single focused xray if an infection or severe problem exists. ...Read more

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Can dental x-rays miss detecting a dental abscess?

Can dental x-rays miss detecting a dental abscess?

Yes: When there is an abscess in the bone, then it appears in the x-ray by the pattern of bone destruction. If an abscess is small, or limited to soft tissue, then it will not be evident on an x-ray. Additionally, an x-ray is a 2-dimensional view of a 3-d environment - if the abscess is superimposed by another structure in the image, then the abscess may not be evident in the x-ray. ...Read more

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Can x-rays from doctor, and dentist cause cancer? Averaging 2 x rays a year, for teeth using film in the mouth.

Can x-rays from doctor, and dentist cause cancer? Averaging 2 x rays a year, for teeth using film in the mouth.

NO: Diagnostic x ray emits very little radiation dental x-rays even much less , your exposure twice a year is very safe . Speak to your doctor.All with in the safe limits ...Read more

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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

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

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/. ...Read more

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Dentists compare dental x-Ray radiation with radiation you get everyday. Problem is that dental radiation is concentrated to your head.........

Dentists compare dental x-Ray radiation with radiation you get everyday. Problem is that dental radiation is concentrated to your head.........

No comparison: Dental x-rays do concentrate in the area the beam is pointed, that is true. However the damaging effects of radiation are cumulative. Spending a day at the beach will expose you to more radiation over a larger area of your body than having dental x-rays once a year. A lead apron with a thyroid collar is also used to protect your body when taking dental x-rays. As the cliche goes, apples to oranges ...Read more

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Male 29, I am scheduled for extraction of simple left upper wisdom tooth after two week. Dentist want me to get panorama x ray. Is it safe?

Male 29, I am scheduled for extraction of simple left upper wisdom tooth after two week. Dentist want me to get panorama x ray. Is it safe?

Yes: You should absolutely get an xray before getting your tooth extracted. This is very important for them to assess the tooth, bone, and surrounding anatomy. If concerned about radiation it is a very very small amount that will not have any significant adverse effects. Proper imaging is needed prior to any surgical procedure in the mouth. ...Read more

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Please help me!tooth filling fell out!can't get x rays!?

Please help me!tooth filling fell out!can't get x rays!?

Visit your dentist: If the tooth can be restored with another filling, the dentist will discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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How much do 360 degree panoramic dental x-rays cost?

$60-$150: a panoramic x-ray can cost $60-$150. It provides a broad view of the jaws, mouth, teeth, sinuses and nasal areas. A panoramic x-ray may be included in a total package price for braces or wisdom teeth extractions. ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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Can "x rays films" go through airport scanners?

Yes: There is no problem as long as the film has been used to take x-rays. Unexposed film can't be scanned. ...Read more