I am concerned about x-rays I had and if they were safe?
I had my first appointment at a different dentist yesterday and am really concerned the x-rays they took on me were not safe.
They took my x-rays in a small x-ray room rather than in the room where I had my cleaning.
The lead apron they used was really big and covered more of my body.
Whenever the woman took an x-ray she would close me into the x-ray room and then go out to the hall to take them rather than standing in the door way.
Should I be worried about these x-rays being less safe? I am just really concerned that the reason the woman closed me into to room and put such a big lead apron on me is that their x-ray machine is unsafe.
- SandyLv 75 months agoBest Answer
It sounds like the method was a bit "old-fashioned" - many offices now utilize digital x-rays -- but without more information I'd say it was most likely safe.
In the U.S., x-ray machines must be professionally examined on a regular basis, and the license/registration is usually posted on the machine.Source(s): Dental (orthodontic) assistant with over 34 years of experience.