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dentist xrays?

18 year old male went to the dentist today and had 5 xrays taken one of them was a panoramic one im having a little anxiety about it right now is that to much?
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Probably not.  

If it was a digital x-ray, the radiation is even further reduced by 50-80% compared to traditional film x-ray in which they have to develop them in fixer/developer.  The x-rays were probably a routine amount of x-rays for a dental check for an initial visit.  

Although there's no conclusive evidence of any thyroid problems etc from radiation, a collar to protect the neck wouldn't have been a bad thing but its not necessary or required by law as far as I know
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oh and they did put a led apron over me but i didnt have anything to cover my neck should i be worried?
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