Are dental x-rays dangerous?

Are there any harmful side effects of getting dental x-rays?

Simply put, there are no harmful side effects of dental x-rays at the dentist. Dental x-ray exams use a very low level of radiation which makes the possibility of any dangerous effects very rare. Your dentist will often put a lead apron and or thyroid collar to further protect you. However, always be sure to tell your dentist or dental assistant if you have a medical condition or are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, so that they may take additional precautions to protect you from radiation exposure. 


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