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American Dental Assoc. position on x-rays

ADA Dental x-rays important to detect and treat oral health problems

ADA:Dental x-rays important to detect and treat oral health problems

The ADA urges patients to continue to see their dentist regularly and to talk with their dentist about the importance of X-rays and what standard safety precautions are used in the dental office. While a recent study suggests that yearly or more frequent X-rays may increase the risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor, the ADA reiterates its professional opinion thatdentistsshould order X-rays when necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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