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Can having a tooth X-ray harm an unborn baby?

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2007-06-28 05:55:29

Tooth x-ray, also known as dental radiography, is using low

energy radiation. If what you mean by tooth x-ray is

orthopantomography (OPG), the dose is slightly higher. There are

risks of unwanted effects to your baby especially during the first

trimester. Unless the x-ray is emergency, I recommend you to

postpone.


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