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I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?

 
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I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
18? WTF MAN LOL

Most I've taken was 4 at a time...
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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18? I'm not sure but I do know that if you're pregnant they will not do dental x-rays because it can mess with the developing fetus.
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11/23/2011 06:25 PM
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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I can see your green glow from here LOL
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11/23/2011 06:45 PM
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Thanks for your GLOWING report(sounds like too many to me).
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Looks like you better find yourself a new dentist.

Cause the dental assistant is an idiot, if they have to take 18 x-rays of your mouth.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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I didn't think they were even allowed to do that many in one day...

Do you live in some backwoods Russian oblast or something? lol
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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All X-rays are a small amount OP, unless you get X-Rays 3-4 times a day 6-7 days a week.

It's not as bad as people here are going to portray it to be. Give it time, people are gonna come on here and tell you you're about to die and shit.

I used to be an X-Ray tech. You're fine, OP
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
It's a tough call, x-rays are not good for you, but either is getting root canals because you didn't want an x-ray to catch it ahead of time. You'd think by now they'd have something safer and more detailed than traditional harmful x-rays, which they knew were bad even way back in the 1940's.

What do you expect from a corrupt ADA who still is trying to con the public that mercury fillings are safe. They are about as unsafe as you can get, and they've known this for decades. Agenda 21 in action.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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I didn't think they were even allowed to do that many in one day...

Do you live in some backwoods Russian oblast or something? lol
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OMG !!

Is your dentist light skinned black man who thinks and dresses like a woman, has a HUGE ASS, and likes to pump 'fix a flat' into peoples butts?

If so, seek professional medical attention at once !
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on my last trip to dentist, they did that to me; and i am a gagger. They said since they had never done that, that wanted to have them on record.

That is all they said.:
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11/23/2011 07:07 PM
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About 4 to 6 sieverts of radiation. You get more flying in a plane.
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Depends... Do you glow?
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Well, I haven't been to the dentist in 15 years and haven't had x-rays in a long time. I wish I had asked them how many ahead time. I had no idea it would be that many.

So I went and bought a bunch of kelp and kelp supplement and ate some today to try and protect my thyroid.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Just curious if anyone knows about the effects of dental x-rays. I was told it's an extremely small amount compared to chest-xays.
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18? I'm not sure but I do know that if you're pregnant they will not do dental x-rays because it can mess with the developing fetus.
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They will do dental xrays, but make you wear a lead vest when they do them.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About as harmful as living in Seattle and getting all the radiation from fukushima....seriously I've done the math.

As far as you go...should be fine, no appreciable cancer risk. Just try to avoid any more X rays or airport body scanners for the next 3 years or so to balance out your dose.
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Your OK OP. Don't worry. Just don't eat anything from Japan.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Well, I haven't been to the dentist in 15 years and haven't had x-rays in a long time. I wish I had asked them how many ahead time. I had no idea it would be that many.

So I went and bought a bunch of kelp and kelp supplement and ate some today to try and protect my thyroid.
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Speaking of thyroids, it's funny how they put that blanket over your chest to protect from the x-rays but nothing on the throat. I never did understand that.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About 4 to 6 sieverts of radiation. You get more flying in a plane.
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Wow.. you're an idiot.

Do you have any idea how much 4-6 SIEVERTS of radiation is!?

4 Sieverts = 400 REM.... 6 Sv = 600 REM...

You begin showing the effects of radiation sickness at 200 REM... with measurable blood chemistry changes at 100 REM.

4 - 6 microSieverts would be an acceptable number... but if you're getting 4-6 full Sieverts from an airplane ride, your plane must have had a layover sitting directly on top of the #4 reactor at Chernobyl.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Well, I haven't been to the dentist in 15 years and haven't had x-rays in a long time. I wish I had asked them how many ahead time. I had no idea it would be that many.

So I went and bought a bunch of kelp and kelp supplement and ate some today to try and protect my thyroid.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5588491


Speaking of thyroids, it's funny how they put that blanket over your chest to protect from the x-rays but nothing on the throat. I never did understand that.
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That is odd. Never thought about it until now, but you do have a point. I'm going to ask about that the next time I see my thyroid doc.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
BE SURE your will is in good order, and say goodbye to friends/family !

Actually depends on the dosage used by the tech, AND how LONG the exposers were ! I was an x-ray tech, for Pratt & Whitney in the early sixties.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About 4 to 6 sieverts of radiation. You get more flying in a plane.
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Wow.. you're an idiot.

Do you have any idea how much 4-6 SIEVERTS of radiation is!?

4 Sieverts = 400 REM.... 6 Sv = 600 REM...

You begin showing the effects of radiation sickness at 200 REM... with measurable blood chemistry changes at 100 REM.

4 - 6 microSieverts would be an acceptable number... but if you're getting 4-6 full Sieverts from an airplane ride, your plane must have had a layover sitting directly on top of the #4 reactor at Chernobyl.
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I worked in the nuclear field. What are your credentials Mr. Know it all.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About 4 to 6 sieverts of radiation. You get more flying in a plane.
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Wow.. you're an idiot.

Do you have any idea how much 4-6 SIEVERTS of radiation is!?

4 Sieverts = 400 REM.... 6 Sv = 600 REM...

You begin showing the effects of radiation sickness at 200 REM... with measurable blood chemistry changes at 100 REM.

4 - 6 microSieverts would be an acceptable number... but if you're getting 4-6 full Sieverts from an airplane ride, your plane must have had a layover sitting directly on top of the #4 reactor at Chernobyl.
 Quoting: Roentgen®


I worked in the nuclear field. What are your credentials Mr. Know it all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1064657


Then you obviously got fired because you have no idea what you are talking about.

You can read this to start with: [link to www.nrc.gov]

I'll find some more info here in a second..


**EDIT**

Here's a wikipedia page regarding the Sievert unit of measurement.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]


***2nd EDIT***

Here's some more info from the NRC regarding it... note that it specifically says 1 Sievert = 100 REM


***3rd EDIT***

And here is a website with a pretty chart clearly showing that an airline ride from NYC to LA will net you about 40 MICROsieverts.

...do I really need to keep going or do you want to continue arguing this?
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I guess that's easier than pulling them out.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
About 4 to 6 sieverts of radiation. You get more flying in a plane.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1064657


Wow.. you're an idiot.

Do you have any idea how much 4-6 SIEVERTS of radiation is!?

4 Sieverts = 400 REM.... 6 Sv = 600 REM...

You begin showing the effects of radiation sickness at 200 REM... with measurable blood chemistry changes at 100 REM.

4 - 6 microSieverts would be an acceptable number... but if you're getting 4-6 full Sieverts from an airplane ride, your plane must have had a layover sitting directly on top of the #4 reactor at Chernobyl.
 Quoting: Roentgen®


I worked in the nuclear field. What are your credentials Mr. Know it all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1064657


Then you obviously got fired because you have no idea what you are talking about.

You can read this to start with: [link to www.nrc.gov]

I'll find some more info here in a second..


**EDIT**

Here's a wikipedia page regarding the Sievert unit of measurement.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Roentgen®


Your an alarmist conspiracy pig. Stop alarming people. What is in it for you? The OP said he had 18 different exposures. Link: [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Wow.. you're an idiot.

Do you have any idea how much 4-6 SIEVERTS of radiation is!?

4 Sieverts = 400 REM.... 6 Sv = 600 REM...

You begin showing the effects of radiation sickness at 200 REM... with measurable blood chemistry changes at 100 REM.

4 - 6 microSieverts would be an acceptable number... but if you're getting 4-6 full Sieverts from an airplane ride, your plane must have had a layover sitting directly on top of the #4 reactor at Chernobyl.
 Quoting: Roentgen®


I worked in the nuclear field. What are your credentials Mr. Know it all.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1064657


Then you obviously got fired because you have no idea what you are talking about.

You can read this to start with: [link to www.nrc.gov]

I'll find some more info here in a second..


**EDIT**

Here's a wikipedia page regarding the Sievert unit of measurement.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Roentgen®


Your an alarmist conspiracy pig. Stop alarming people. What is in it for you? The OP said he had 18 different exposures. Link: [link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1064657


"I'M" an alarmist!? You're the fucker telling people they are going to get a lethal dose of radiation by taking a god damn plane ride! I'm providing documented, truthful information.

dipshit.
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
Radiation comes from many sources. The vegetables you eat, the sun you take in and many other sources.

Mankind has endured throughout the ages bombarded with radiation from one source or the other.

It is a telling fact that humans and all living things are capable of living in our natural radiated world.

I'm not endorsing idiots like Ann Coulter or the news man that ate vegetables from Fukushima.

Radiation from many sources has always been with us. It is not a new phenomena.
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WTF
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Re: I had 18 Dental X-rays today.. how harmful is that ?
They needed to document all the implants. When you ask to see these 18 xrays they will say it never happened, or that they were damaged.





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