The most common dental x-rays, the bitewing radiographs, expose you to 0.038 mSv, and a full-mouth dental X-ray examination is only 0.150 mSv. Ionizing radiation is measured in units of mSv (miliSievert).
That’s on the old X-ray films. Digital Dental X-rays can be up to 1/3rd to 1/4th less than the traditional dental X-rays.
Compare that to how much radiation you are exposed to from outer space every year: 0.510 mSv, and how much from nature: 3.000 mSv.
If you have any concerns talk to your Guelph family dentist Dr. Foksa.
|Source||Estimated Exposure (mSv)|
|Man Made Dental X-rays|
|Lower gastrointestinal tract radiography||4.060|
|Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography||2.440|
|Natural Cosmic (Outer Space) Radiation|
|Average radiation in Denver from outer space (per year)||0.510|
|Earth and Atmospheric Radiation|
|Average radiation in the U.S. from natural sources (per year)||3.000|
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