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Does anyone know if it's safe to have fillings while you're pregnant? I've got an appointment on Wednesday which has been booked in for months and I recently found out I was pregnant. Would the anesthetic they put in my gum do any harm to the baby?
i have no idea.. but just wanted to add that i heard you couldnt go to the dentist when you were pregnant due to the x-ray.
Anyways, when i was newly pregnant, my tooth ached so bad that i was forced to go to the dentist (which im terrified of!)
i told them i was pregnant and they said that its perfectly ok to have a dental x-ray !?
apparently there not that strong??
sorry mum2ryan not really helping on your question though am i!!
my OB said that all anesthetics used by the dentist are ok when pregnant (although - ensure that the dentist talks to you about it first - so they know you are concerned!!!) - my dentist would only give me a temporary filling - as it is in the back of my mouth and she wasn't willing to use the stronger filling when I was pregnant.
My dentist also assured me that after the first trimester dental X-Rays are fine... I guess cause they are focusing on your head and you wear that heavy vest thing???
good luck!! I HATE the dentist!!
Dentist visits are fine so long as they are aware of the pregnancy. You should also see your hygienist for a clean - bacteria from poor dental care is the same that causes M/C (reported from British Medical Journal). I checked with my Dentist and she agreed.
The only thing they didn't do for me is give me a flouride treatment :)
sugar n spice
I have heard that it safe to go to the dentist but not have an x - ray. speak to the dr if you are concened.
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