The Effects of Dental Radiology
There have been a couple interesting articles in the news the past year or so related to dental X-Rays and possible health implications related to having them done. I wanted to share a few interesting facts to help put our patients at ease. In our everyday lives, we are exposed to radiation that cannot be avoided. The average person experiences about 3.1 mSv (millisieverts) of background radiation in one year. In comparison, the average radiation experienced during a full mouth series of dental radiographs is 0.1 mSv. Four bitewing radiographs, which is what we take on average once per year, has a dose of about 0.005mSv. ...