Why does the dentist leave the room during an x-ray?: Frequently Asked Questions
The dental team might take hundreds of x-rays every week. Staff limit the amount of radiation they receive by moving away from the x-ray beam. However, the risk to patients from one or two routine x-rays is tiny.
Staff check how much radiation they are exposed to by wearing a small badge during working hours. This is sent off to be checked at regular intervals.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.