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Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

Yes: Ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible while pregnant, so any dental issues should be taken care of to prevent infections and pain. Dental x-rays can be delayed, unless there is a dental emergency, until the third trimester. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Dental work during pregnancy ok if xrays needed?

Yes with caution: In close consultation with your obgyn doctor the dentist can perform routine dental care.If needed more invasive dental procedures can also be performed.Howeever, the first trimester and the second half of the third trimester should be avoided. A lead apron should cover all vital organs if xray needed which should be limited to a single focused xray if an infection or severe problem exists. ...Read more

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How much could dental work could i get done during the first 2 1/2 months of pregancy?

How much could dental work could i get done during the first 2 1/2 months of pregancy?

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. ...Read more

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Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Pregnancy Filling: The first question i would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now . 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more

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Please help! what is the role of good dental care during pregnancy?

Please help! what is the role of good dental care during pregnancy?

Good Oral Hygiene: is important for the oral and overall health of both mother and child. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care, cleaning or treatment. ...Read more

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I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

I heard that getting a dental X-ray without a shield during thefirst 8 weeks of pregnancy can cause organ problems to the baby. Is it true? I am worried about mine.

Be Careful: It is always wise to shield vital organs whenever you are having dental xrays taken. When you are pregnant it is advisable to double shield your abdonem. That means placing one shield from neck to knees and another shield across your abdomen. The risk is small, but it is not worth taking a chance of having the radiation causing changes in any rapidly growing cells (the fetus). ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have dental work done in the first trimester of your pregnancy ?

Help! Is it possible to have dental work done in the first trimester of your pregnancy ?

If necessary: Your question is best answered by a dentist who has examined you, determined what dental treatment is necessary, how urgent it is, and in consultation with you and your Obstetrician. In general, it is in both you and your unborn child's best interests to be free of infections (or other serious dental problems) that are currently present or might develop during the entire course of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy treatment: I'm sure we would all love to help resolve your issue as simply and quickly as possible. However, this is a question best answered after the dentist who is actually treating you confers with your obstetrician and together with your approval decide on the best course of treatment as well as which antibiotic to use. No internet advice, sorry. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes  during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and Tx: Most dentists & doctors agree that all elective dental treatment should be postponed until after delivery. Any necessary dental treatment in healthy women, especially when it involves alleviating pain and\or infection or the likelihood of it, can be performed with some normal precautions.This includes local anesthesia (w\o epi), fillings and extractions. Have your dentist consult with obgyn 1st. ...Read more

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