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Pregnant With Broken Tooth
Broken tooth: Yes, dental work can be done while you are pregnant. However, unless it is an emergency, my personal preference is to do any dental treatment during the middle trimester. I also prefer to wait until after the baby is born to do any extensive treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is it safe to have a tooth extracted while pregnant? The tooth is broken and causing severe pain to whole right side of face and jaw
Needs evaluation: Teeth can be extracted while you are pregnant if the tooth must be extracted. Many times a tooth can be restored, that's why it needs to be examined. Letting a rotten tooth fester can cause a major infection, and that can be far worse than taking care of it now. Consult with your dentist and ob-gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have a tooth pulled/extracted during pregnancy? I have a broken tooth that needs to be removed it is causing my whole right side pain
During pregnancy: Most patients and unfortunately even some dentists shy away from proper dental care for pregnant women. Any elective treatment can\should be postponed but all emergency and\or necessary dental care including extractions can usually be performed with proper precautions and by competent dentists. You, your dentist and your ob\gyn should consult with each other. Often, no treatment is worse for all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call a dentist asap.: I hope you are not just afraid to see a dentist because despite of the technological advancement in dentistry for a great dental experience, a good number of people are still anxious to seek dental care. Most of them had painful experience in the past and will only be forced to see a dentist when the condition gets severe. Please go and see a dentist asap. Save your tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist to evaluate: The decision is yours. It is all dependent on where the tooth is located. The teeth in the back, should be addressed ASAP to avoid vertical fracture and possible tooth loss, which can add added aggrevation and monetary outlay. It is also dependent upon how much tooth structure in left in theoriginal preparation or area of decay. Have your dentist evaluate to be sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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