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What is the maximum number of dental x-rays that u can receive in a year?
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In brief: Depends
Most dental plans allow a full mouth set every 3-5 years and bite wings once a year. They also allow periapical views as needed provided they are not billed with a full mouth series.
Now the real answer to your question is as many as reasonably needed to make a proper diagnoses. If you have a low risk for dental disease then you should not need as many xrays as someone with a high risk.

In brief: Depends
Most dental plans allow a full mouth set every 3-5 years and bite wings once a year. They also allow periapical views as needed provided they are not billed with a full mouth series.
Now the real answer to your question is as many as reasonably needed to make a proper diagnoses. If you have a low risk for dental disease then you should not need as many xrays as someone with a high risk.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Wrong question.
All x-rays added together have cumulative toxicity, long-term carcinogenicity.
Avoid unecessary x-rays whenever possible. Drs. And dentists with there personal machines look at these devices as a way to print money.

In brief: Wrong question.
All x-rays added together have cumulative toxicity, long-term carcinogenicity.
Avoid unecessary x-rays whenever possible. Drs. And dentists with there personal machines look at these devices as a way to print money.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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