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Dental Radiation Poses No Developmental Risk to Fetus in Reality


Radiation exposure to the embryo and fetus is associated with lethality and development abnormalities at doses >100 to >200 milligray (mGy) and with an increased risk of malignancy at any radiation dose. So how does this knowledge help us decide on radiographic imaging of a pregnant or potentially pregnant individual?  Dose to Fetus: The first piece of information we need is the estimated dose to the fetus from maxillofacial imaging. For example, for a full-mouth radiogr more...
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