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Should I worry about the radiation in the dental office?

Radiographs in Pediatric Dentistry.

Many parents refuse to make radiographic examinations on their children because they think that this is a carcinogenic radiation, i.e., it may trigger the growth of cancer cells in children. However, this fear is unfounded and should not exist because the radiation used in the pediatric dentist office is very small and it is only performed the x-rays that patient need. In everyday life, without realizing it, we are exposing ourselves to a certain lot of radiation such as solar radiation, the radio waves, microwave oven, cell phones, television, laser beams, among others.  Did you know that dental radiographs are only equivalent to one hour of sun exposure in the environment? 

The dental radiographic exposure represents only 1% compared with other radiological exposures in other fields of health sciences. The government health offices, at federal and state level, establish a set of regulations for the operation of radiographic equipment, proper use …