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Use Of Thyroid Collar During Dental Radiographs
Ionizing radiation: X-rays are a form of ionizing radiation. The lead apron is used to absorb any scatter radiation from the x-ray tube to protect the patient from the radiation. Chronic exposure to ionizing radiation can lead to cancer, or other damage to vital organs/tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a white spot that showed on jaw during a dental X-ray be caused by doing a RC? Doing a biopsy to make sure but it is on jaw under the RC tooth
I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.
Be Careful: It is always wise to shield vital organs whenever you are having dental xrays taken. When you are pregnant it is advisable to double shield your abdonem. That means placing one shield from neck to knees and another shield across your abdomen. The risk is small, but it is not worth taking a chance of having the radiation causing changes in any rapidly growing cells (the fetus). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental digital radiographs: how do they get transferred to my new periodontist. Do i physically handle them or are they transferred via computer?
Digital xray: Most( im not sure if all) digital xray software can create a .jpg file, which is the pictures you see every day on your computer/ take with your smartphone.. Very easy to attach in an email, though ive seen some offices that i personally deem lazy, and thats when i personally get on the phone with them.... much easier to read than when printed out ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a dental implant healing cover/collar that is slightly visible. Who takes this out. The restorative dentist or the specialist who did surgery?
I have a painful lump above my collar bone and another one on my neck near my thyroid.
Blood tests show no infection.
What should I do next?
See your doctor: You could still have an infection with normal blood tests. If it is not an infection you might need the lumps biopsied. ...Read more
Sore throat on left side near collar on and off for weeks. Feels like mucus there. Heart palps randomly in past months. Could it be thyroid?
Subacute: thyroiditis very likely, see endocrinologistGet a more detailed answer ›
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