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Excessive dental X-rays can expose patients to unnecessary radiation and expense
Washington Post

Many years ago, Jay W. Friedman, a Los Angeles dentist, referred a woman to a renowned periodontist. A few years later, she told Friedman that the periodontist exposed her every year to a full-mouth periapical X-ray that showed her teeth from root to crown. Friedman told her that gum disease progresses very slowly and that she didn’t need those yearly X-rays, which require more than a dozen exposures.