John Lyons, MD
Location and Office HoursJersey City Medical Center Radiology
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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How do I know if I need dental x-rays?
American Dental Association answeredHow often x-rays (radiographs) should be taken depends on your present oral health, your age, your risk for disease, and any signs and symptoms of oral disease you may be experiencing. For example, children may require x-rays more often than adults. This is because their teeth and jaws are still developing. Also their teeth are more likely to be affected by tooth decay than those of adults. Your dentist will review your history, examine your mouth and then decide whether or not you need radiographs.
How will dental X-rays feel?
American Dental Association answered
Dental x-rays are painless. You may feel a bit of discomfort when you are asked to bite down on the bite block or strip that holds the film in your mouth, but it is not painful.
If you have questions about any dental treatment, including x-rays, talk to you dentist.
How will a knee MRI scan feel?
You won't have pain from the magnetic field or radio waves used for the MRI test. The table you lie on may feel hard and the room may be cool. You may be tired or sore from lying in one position for a long time.
If a contrast material is used, you may feel some coolness and flushing as it is put into your IV.
In rare cases, you may feel:
- A tingling feeling in the mouth if you have metal dental fillings.
- Warmth in the area being examined. This is normal. Tell the technologist if you have nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, pain, burning or breathing problems.
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