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Can i wear my dental films while getting a chiropractic X-ray i'm getting care from both a chiropractor and a dentist. Everyone wants to xray me all the time! can I wear the old fashioned dental xray films while the chiro images my head and neck region?
It's : It's great that you are aware of these things and of the potential cumulative radiation exposure. Unfortunately that wont work technically. Dental xrays use a lower dose compared to a spine or skull xray. The beam is focused on that small film they put in your mouth. The beam for a cervical spine of skull xray is larger in size and positioned to give certain, standard views which are different than the dental views. If the dental films were in your mouth at the time of exposure during a cervical spine film my guess is that they would be overexposed and/or blurry. Fortunately both exams are low dose in the spectrum of all radiology exams performed so undergoing them separately does not add much dose to your cumulative exposure. However, I do encourage you to speak to your doctor(s) about the necessity of the repeated xrays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!
No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am breastfeeding a 7m old baby. Is it safe to take a single dose of diazepam (sedation for dental procedure)? I'm afraid I don't know the dose.
Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?
I am currently breastfeeding and my gums for about 2 weeks have been pulsing and swollen. What can it be from? I have good dental hygiene.
Depends: You may be limited to the types of pain meds you can take afterwards since you are nursing. You may also be limited to the types of anesthesia offered. If you are having an acute problem then you should take care of it, but you may wan to limit the work to the tooth that is problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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