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Is dental local anesthesia safe in pregnancy? first trimesta.

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ask OBG: There are different beliefs on getting local anesthesia during the first trimester. I would ask your Dr. and/or OBG.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Usually: Usually no problems. Oral surgeon will usually ask your OB before local anesthesia.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Usually: The risk to you andThe baby is probably greater from dental infection than from anesthetic. Ask Dentist and Obstetrician to discuss risk vrs benefit if you are concerned.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Good answer!
Apr 11, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It is very safe: Dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Good luck!

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