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Just had 2 tooth x-rays and earlier this year a couple of foot x-rays for a fractured metatarsal. Am i at too much X-ray exposure?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: I wouldn't worry

First, taking 2 dental x-rays is almost insignificant in the total scheme of things.
The x-rays to determine whether or not you had a fracture were necessary and one of the smaller radiation dosage producing types of images. Honestly, it's best if we never had to take x-rays but they are a necessary part of our lives. Do they have risks? Yes. We have risks all around us in the air, water, food etc.

In brief: I wouldn't worry

First, taking 2 dental x-rays is almost insignificant in the total scheme of things.
The x-rays to determine whether or not you had a fracture were necessary and one of the smaller radiation dosage producing types of images. Honestly, it's best if we never had to take x-rays but they are a necessary part of our lives. Do they have risks? Yes. We have risks all around us in the air, water, food etc.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, those are minimal exposure localized x-rays with short burst cycles.
You are more exposed to radiation from an overseas airplane voyage. You have not had too much x-ray exposure.

In brief: No

No, those are minimal exposure localized x-rays with short burst cycles.
You are more exposed to radiation from an overseas airplane voyage. You have not had too much x-ray exposure.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Welcome, hope this helps
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Both of these types of x-rays have extremely low dose radiation and in a lot of states the tech taking the xray does not need to wear a radiation badge anymore.
You are safe. Without reason to be concerned.

In brief: No

Both of these types of x-rays have extremely low dose radiation and in a lot of states the tech taking the xray does not need to wear a radiation badge anymore.
You are safe. Without reason to be concerned.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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