Why Pregnant Women CAN Get X-rays

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Most people know that radiation can cause cancer. That’s why we get many questions and voiced concerns from expectant women who need X-rays for dental services. We completely get the concern, and we’d like to resolve it.

First, please know that radiation from X-rays is very low and carries very little to no risk. Secondly, know that every time we perform an X-ray at Bluegrass Periodontics, we cover the patient with a leaded apron to reduce the amount of exposure. These aprons cover the abdomen and will keep your child secure. The dangers that stem from untreated dental conditions are much greater risks than X-rays, which are very safe. We will do all we can to save you and your child’s health, so we may use an X-ray to diagnose certain diseases in the mouth. And as always, Dr. Elliot Neuman will consult with you about your unique situation and determine what the best course is for you. If you’re still concerned about X-rays, please reach out to us so that we can work to find the best solution for you.

Want to set up a checkup with Dr. Elliot Neuman? Phone 859-252-7726 to speak with the Bluegrass Periodontics staff about your next visit in Lexington, Kentucky. Our professionals at Bluegrass Periodontics are specialized and highly trained to aid patients with their issues, so give us a call today!