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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to get cavities filled while pregnant, already had a tooth pulled during this pregnancy and now need 5 cavities filled 34 weeks pregnant..

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dave Burns
A Verified Doctoranswered
47 years experience
Wait: I would this late in your pregnancy wait and have fillings done after you deliver your baby.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Should be fine: The question is, how deep are the cavities? Really simple, or possible need for root canal therapy? Do you have to have them restored right now, or can it wait a few months? Are you in pain? The answers to these questions would help in the advice... Why don't you discuss them with your dentist... S/he knows your condition the best..
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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Usually not done: Typically we will do elective treatment in the second trimester. Since you are past that we usually wait until delivery unless there is an emergency.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2017

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