A 32-year-old member asked:
how much could dental work could i get done during the first 2 1/2 months of pregancy?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Scuba answered
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental work pregnant: It depends on what you mean by "major". Most noninvasive (ie nonsurgical) procedures (fillings, etc) are done quite well with local anesthetic alone. Done in planned short blocks, much can be accomplished. However, many pregnant patients present with advanced dental disease requiring surgery of some sorts--extractions, etc. Then, the issues should be discussed between obgyn and an oral surgeon.
Answered on May 31, 2013
Dr. Stephen Gordon answered
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Your obgyn will tell you if they feel you are ready for dental treatment. Often, they will allow emergency-only dental treatment in the first trimester of pregnancy. Cosmetic dental treatment can wait until after baby delivery.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
Dental treatment: You should have your own dentist discuss with both you and your obstetrician what dental treatment is needed, what can be postponed and how best to address this issue for the health and safety of you and your unborn child. There are no pat answers and each case is different depending upon the individual situations and the risk factors involved for both treatment vs. Non-treatment.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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