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What Does Dental X Rays Do To Your Baby If Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
I'm 3 weeks pregnant. I'm in dental school. I have been taking x-rays this past month. I didn't know i was pregnant. Do you think it affected the baby?
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
Not likely: The modern dental x-ray dose is very low. The x-ray beam is also columated so the beam is very small. Virtually no scatter exists. Also, the dentist generally shields your body with a lead apron. The beam is pointed at the patients tooth, not their abdomen. X-rays are much safer than dr oz will have you believe. ...Read more
Are dental x-rays taken on a baby's first visit to the dentist? My daughter's scheduled for her first visit to the dentist soon, and just has a few teeth. I'm a bit worried that dental x-rays could be harmful to her, so i'd like to know if they will be us
It : It all depends on the age of your child. Typically it recommended that a parent take their child to the pediatric dentist at the age of one ("first tooth or first birthday"). This initial visit is usually a show and tell for the child and educational for the parent. The parent(s) are instructed in the do and don'ts of dental health and this can be invaluable in preventing avoidable dental problems in the future. Dental radiographs may be taken when more primary (baby) teeth are present in order to check for decay in between the teeth (i.e., areas dentists can't visualize). The xrays can also be very important to determine if the teeth are developing properly and to rule out cysts and supernumerary (extra) teeth. If they are recommended be assured that the dentist will use a protective shield and dental xray equipment that minimizes the exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whould dental xray affect me as I am pregnant of 5 weeks and i was in the same room when my husband exposed to that xray iam still worried?
Unless you were very: Close to your husband and the x-ray machine i doubt there is a serious need for any concern. Dental x-rays are very collumated and scatter radiation at a distance of 10 feet or so is usually minimal. I understand your concern, but at 5 weeks lets be positive that you had minimal, if any, x-ray exposure to harm your baby. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a dental xray and two fillings done about a week or two after ovulation and I just found out I'm pregnant. Could there be any damage to fetus??
If you believe you are pregnant, is it a good idea to go to the denstin but is it alright they can take an X-ray of your teeth, will it arm the baby?
After an X-ray a dentist told me i had 4 baby teeth with no adult ones beneath them. They didn't really elaborate. Two are loose now. What is this?
Evolutionary trend: Unlike our prehistoric ancestors, we don't need to protect ourselves and eat food the way they did. It's an evolutionary trend to have smaller jaws and occasionally less teeth. Primary (baby) teeth are not meant to last a lifetime, and without permanent ones to replace them, tend to loosen in early adulthood. Consult with your dentist as to possible orthodontic treatment, implants or a combination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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