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Old 09-06-2003, 09:04 AM   #1
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Every six month I have my teeth cleaned. Once a year my dentist takes routine full mouth X-rays of my teeth. Usually everything is fine. My question is: Is it customary for a dentist to X-ray your whole mouth once a year? I find it is unnecessary exposure to X-rays plus extra costs.


 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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My dentist also does a full mouth xray yearly. I think this is pretty customary. I guess they are looking for any potential decay. Maybe if you said you didn't want one, they'd be fine with that.

 
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:52 AM   #3
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they should take a full mouth set (18 radiographs) about every 4 years, and bitewings (about 4 radiographs) every 6 mo to a year. i would ask him not to take too many more than that.

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Thank you maxell. It is great to hear from an actual dentist on this.

 
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Thank you, Maxwell. You saved me some money!

 
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