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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I've been told I need a lot of fillings can you have fillings done while pregnant I panic when I have filling done? Ansa ASAP

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and I've been told I need a lot of fillings can you have fillings done while pregnant I panic when I have filling done? Ansa ASAP

Yes, you can!: In general, dental work such as fillings are safe in pregnancy as is the numbing medicine injected to make it comfortable. Nitrous oxide gas for dental work is not recommended until after 28 weeks as it has been associated with adverse fetal outcomes. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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I had a dental xray and two fillings done about a week or two after ovulation and I just found out I'm pregnant. Could there be any damage to fetus??

I had a dental xray and two fillings done about a week or two after ovulation and I just found out I'm pregnant. Could there be any damage to fetus??

No: In the future of this pregnancy you need to tell the dentist if you have x rays so a leaded vest can be worn to protect the pregnancy in your abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

Usually ok: I prefer to not do any dental work on pregnant women during the first and third trimesters because those are critical stages. I really don't have any worries about doing fillings during the second trimester. My biggest concern is if the patient has high anxiety during the treatment which could upset the pregnancy. If the treatment is not an emergency, it can usually wait until after. ...Read more

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How can the dentist do my fillings, and is it different because im pregnant?

How can the dentist do my fillings, and is it different because im pregnant?

Some differences: The dentist will probably not lower you all the way back in the chair. Some ob/gyn will not let you use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and would like most treatment to be done in the 2nd trimester. Talk with your OB and dentist-both are used to working with pregnant women and it's important to keep up your checkups during this time to keep you and baby healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 26week pregnant and broken my almagham filling I swolled the bit that broken off will my unborn baby be ok or wil anythin b passed through placenta?

I'm 26week pregnant and broken my almagham filling I swolled the bit that broken off will my unborn baby be ok or wil anythin b passed through placenta?

If I understand ur: Question to be that you broke a filling and swallowed it; will your baby be okay? The answer is don't worry about it. It will pass through your GI tract and out through your stool. Be well. ...Read more

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I think I ate my cavity filling, can this be dangerous to my baby? I'm 8 weeks pregnant I recently found out!

I think I ate my cavity filling, can this be dangerous to my baby? I'm 8 weeks pregnant I recently found out!

Call your dentist: Tooth filling is not harmful in any way. On the contrary, if you accidentally aspirate a filling into your lungs, it could cause an infection. Don't worry about it because it will pass without a problem. Next call your dentist to replace a broken filling.
Congratulations! ...Read more

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I had a silver filling fitted 4days ago n im 8weeks pregnant and I wondered do they leak once fitted n are they harmful?

Silver filling: They generally leak slowly over time and more so after the first two years even if they look fine according to research. As to harmful-in my opinion no unless you are allergic to non precious metals. In future try to wait until after the first trimester; check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have mercury tooth fillings while pregnant?

Is it safe to have mercury tooth fillings while pregnant?

Yes: The mercury is a non-issue. No evidence that it will harm you or the baby. That said, we try to get all dental work done in the second trimester. If you are having pain, that's another story. Rule of thumb though, get all your dental work done in the second trimester. Cleanings can be done at any time. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant even if the condom doesn't break? Checked by filling with water! No leaks.

Can you get pregnant even if the condom doesn't break? Checked by filling with water! No leaks.

Unlikely: No means of birth control is effective 100% of the time. However, if the condom did not rupture your chances of pregnancy are almost zero. ...Read more

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I'm 7 week pregnant I have been bleeding on and off for two days there is no cramping and I'm not filling any pads?

I'm 7 week pregnant I have been bleeding on and off for two days there is no cramping and I'm not filling any pads?

Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can be very worrisome. You should check with your obgyn to have an ultrasound to verify fetal viability and check fetal heart rate. ...Read more

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I'm 8weeks pregnant and had a silver filling put in isit harmful to my unborn baby has I heard its harmful has it leaks mercury?

I'm 8weeks pregnant and had a silver filling put in isit harmful to my unborn baby has I heard its harmful has it leaks mercury?

Safe: While mercury in its pure form is dangerous and can be absorbed by the body causing harm, numerous medical and dental studies done with the strictest scientific controls over decades have shown silver amalgam fillings to be safe and not leak mercury! So don't worry! ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to get composite filling while pregnant? 35 weeks pregnant and I have two bad ones that need to be filled!

Is it safe to get composite filling while pregnant? 35 weeks pregnant and I have two bad ones that need to be filled!

Absolutely safe: However, a dentist should go over your complete medical (and dental) history, and consult with both your obstetrician and you regarding some basic safety precautions. In most cases, not getting needed dental care is more deleterious to both you and your unborn child. Congratulations and best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm 27weeks pregnant and last week broke my almagham filling my dentist drilled tooth and put temp fillin will my baby b ok or will vapour b harmful?

I'm 27weeks pregnant and last week broke my almagham filling my dentist drilled tooth and put temp fillin will my baby b ok or will vapour b harmful?

Baby will be fine: Silver fillings have been used for over 150 years and on millions if not billions of teeth. You would think by 2013 if there was some sort of health risk, we would have known about it. Don't believe any of the unfounded claims you may read... Both of you will be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get mercury fillings while pregnant got 2 yesterday and now worried it will harm my baby. I'm 34 weeks?

Is it safe to get mercury fillings while pregnant got 2 yesterday and now worried it will harm my baby. I'm 34 weeks?

Amalgam is ok: Amalgam is a choice of restorative materials that is approved by the Americal Dental Association. Ask your dentist about other restorative options that may be more aesthetic if you need future restorations. ...Read more

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If the condom doesn’t break or leak, you can’t be pregnant right? Checked condom by filling w/water after sex. It didn’t leak water at all.

If the condom doesn’t break or leak, you can’t be pregnant right? Checked condom by filling w/water after sex. It didn’t leak water at all.

Failure rates: Any form of BC other than abstinence has a failure rate. Properly used and fitted condoms have a cited failure rate of 1-3%/yr of use in some studies. Misuse including reuse of condoms, improper fit, not applying before initial penetration, etc. All increase failure rate. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and almagam filling has broke off and I have swallowed it will my baby b ok or will it pass through placenta to baby cause harm?

Please consult with: Your dentist as he is the expert for that, but probably it just pass through the GI tract and u will expel it in the stool but the dentist would know more than any OB when it comes to this. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get filling and removal of wisdom tooth when I'm 5 weeks pregnant?

Is it okay to get filling and removal of wisdom tooth when I'm 5 weeks pregnant?

No but: You need to have your dentist discuss this with your OB /gyn first. I generally prefer to defer treatment involving a anesthetic, even locals, till patient is past the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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My dental filling fell out while eating and I swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?

My dental filling fell out while eating and I swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?

Yes and no: I'm not worried that you swallowed it...It'll pass. What concerns me is why it fell out. Many times when fillings fall out, it's because there is a lot of decay under it (though not always). Get to a dentist asap to have it checked out. The last thing you want is for this tooth to start hurting right before you go into labor or for a dental infection to endanger your baby! ...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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I am pregnant. I got a silver filling in my tooth. Will my babybe okay? My midwife and the dentist said that the baby would be fine.

I am pregnant. I got a silver filling in my tooth. Will my babybe okay? My midwife and the dentist said that the baby would be fine.

Nothing to worry: Getting a cavity filled is perfectly safe for your baby and poses no health risks to him (or her). In fact, having poor dentition (infections, untreated dental problems) is a risk factor for preterm labor, so having the cavity filled was a good thing for you to do! ...Read more

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Abcess on a tooth. Retreated with a 2nd root canal and antibiotic. I still have temporary filling. Want to get pregnant asap. Can I start trying now?

Abcess on a tooth. Retreated with a 2nd root canal and antibiotic. I still have temporary filling. Want to get pregnant asap. Can I start trying now?

Probably: If the root canal has been deemed successful by the dentist, I can't think of a reason not to get pregnant. Has a crown or cover for the tooth been suggested? ...Read more

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I got a composite filling last week it's still hurts a tiny bit is it normal? What if it broke and I swallowed some. 36 weeks pregnant will it harm?

I got a composite filling last week it's still hurts a tiny bit is it normal? What if it broke and I swallowed some. 36 weeks pregnant will it harm?

Should not be a prob: It is not unusual for a tooth to be sore for a few weeks. If a piece of the composite broke off it will have no negative effect on you or the baby. It will just pass in the end. ...Read more

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During my last period I dis not come close to filling a pad, only blood when I wiped, I had cramps but no blood, could I be pregnant or is it stress?

During my last period I dis not come close to filling a pad, only blood when I wiped, I had cramps but no blood, could I be pregnant or is it stress?

You could be: If you did not have a regular period and you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you may be pregnant. Do a in home pregnancy test and that will solve your mystry/query. ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have two dental fillings in a few weeks, at that point I will be 12 weeks pregnant is this ok? Or should I wait until after delivery

I am scheduled to have two dental fillings in a few weeks, at that point I will be 12 weeks pregnant is this ok? Or should I wait until after delivery

You'll be fine: No reason to let infected teeth get worse for 28 more weeks, then worry during breastfeeding! go ahead and get them fixed. Anesthetic and treatment risks are way less than those of infected teeth! ...Read more

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I'm 8weeks pregnant and had a silver filling placed while pregnant has had cracked tooth n needed it will my unborn baby be ok I have read it harmful?

I'm 8weeks pregnant and had a silver filling placed while pregnant has had cracked tooth n needed it will my unborn baby be ok I have read it harmful?

You are ok!: The amount of mercury in an amalgam "silver" filling is negligible. Treating your tooth problem properly allows you to continue through your pregnancy without that tooth being at risk for further problems, decay, and infection which are more detrimental to the health of your baby than getting a filling. Although I would prefer to place composite fillings free of metal, your baby should be fine. ...Read more

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more