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X rays without having something in mouth?!



Well-known member
Apr 15, 2007
Hi all. I recently posted in an emetophobe board wondering if there were other people who had both fears, and someone posted about going to get xrays done without having anything put in her mouth. She didn't have much info other than that, though, so I'm still at a loss. Does anyone know what she could've been talking about? I thought dentists still put those darn squares in your mouth for x rays.
You can get some x-rays without putting film in the mouth, generally these are panoral films, sometimes called OPTs or OPGs, they don't reveal the same detail as the intra-oral types, but they are OK if that's all the patient can stand...
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