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Tooth Squad
Extra X-Ray?
The Question On top of other routine X-rays, does every dental patient need the panoramic X-ray that many dentists recommend having taken every two to seven years? Given the added radiation exposure and the extra cost (the panoramic view runs patients about $74), Lida Radfar, assistant professor of oral diagnostic sciences at University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, wondered whether most patients could get by with just a full set of images of the individual teeth (known as periapical X-rays).

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