Why do dentists put a drape a heavy lead apron across you before x-raying youre teeth?

Why do dentists put a drape a heavy lead apron across you before x-raying youre teeth?

Why do dentists put a drape a heavy lead apron across you before x-raying youre teeth?

slkusractRoVale

Dentists didn't used to do that when I was a child. The only people they put those lead aprons on were pregnant women.

slkusractBingo

The least radiation possibly is best if you only need Xrays of your teeth their is no reason the rest of your body should be exposed to the radiation

slkusractmlgable

So your internal organs don't get exposed to the radiation from taking he x-rays.

slkusractFRANKFUSS

Because x-rays are harmful to you.

slkusractLyn

I'm sure it's to help maintain the accuracy of the x-ray and possibly avoid health problems.

slkusractnursekuba

To protect you from getting too much radiation exposure. It's a precaution, though, probably wouldn't cause any problems over time.

slkusractDr

BECAUSE LEAD ABSORBS THE RADIATION BEFORE IT ENDS UP DAMAGING YOUR GONADS (aka, sexual organs). fyi you get exposed to more radiation in a plane from NY TO LA than in a full mouth set of x-rays.

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