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Doctor insights on: Use Of Thyroid Collar During Dental Radiographs

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Why is a lead apron used during a dental x-ray?

Why is a lead apron used during a dental x-ray?

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 more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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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

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

See Oral Surgeon: for an interpretation of the panoramic image, diagnosis and treatment if indicated. Yes, the white spot may be the root canal obturation material that go beyond the root canal space. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Not really: The only link between the two could be in possible dietary changes that increase sugar intake while trying to boost your energy levels. Be certain to maintain good oral hygiene practices. ...Read more

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Dental digital radiographs: how do they get transferred to my new periodontist. Do i physically handle them or are they transferred via computer?

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 more

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