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X-Rays at basic training?
Last Post 06 Dec 2015 12:35 AM by fooly. 3 Replies.
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04 Dec 2015 01:37 AM
    When we are doing our dental exam at basic training I'm pretty sure they give x-rays. What kind of x-rays do they do and are they just looking at your teeth in the x-rays and what are they looking for? I'm always afraid they will look for the smallest of things to discharge people for because I have read online about people being kicked out for sometimes minor things.
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    04 Dec 2015 03:39 AM
    It is xrays for just your teeth. They are looking for cavities or anything else that need to be repaired. We had people getting fillings and one guy had his broken front tooth repaired. I wouldn't worry too much about it, the CG has already invested enough into you by the time you arrive to basic that they are going to fix your minor issues rather than discharge you for them.
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    04 Dec 2015 09:54 AM
    The question worries me that you may have conveniently left something off your pre-screen. If you had a broken ANYTHING at some point in your life, disclose it. If you have scoliosis, disclose it. Granted while you are at boot they are only going to x-ray your teeth but what happens when you are in the fleet and you have something happen? You slip and fall down a ladderwell. Your back hurts, they send you for an x-ray and a never reported broken collarbone shows up. You could be in trouble. If you have something that you are afraid they will find later, better to disclose now. Finding it later by accident is not going to bode well for you.
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    06 Dec 2015 12:35 AM
    Oh I'm not worried about any of that. Never broken a bone in my entire life, ankle sprain from basketball is the only injury I've ever had.
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