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Doctor insights on: What Does Dental X Rays Do To Your Baby If Pregnant

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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What to do if I'm 23-24 weeks pregnant going to the dentist?

What to do if I'm 23-24 weeks pregnant going to the dentist?

Check with your Gyn.: It is best to check with your OB/GYN Dr. since for clearance. You are in your 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy and regular dental prophylaxis and simple restorations can be done safely with local anesthetic. No Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDS for pain. ...Read more

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Is the dentist not good enough if she ask me whether I want to to a X-ray to check my teeth if there is any problem? Shouldn't she make the decision?

Is the dentist not good enough if she ask me whether I want to to a X-ray to check my teeth if there is any problem? Shouldn't she make the decision?

That depends: Did she say "I don't know if I should take X-rays, what do you think?" or did she say "I would like to take X-rays, is that OK with you?" As a patient you have the right to refuse X-rays even if your dentist believes they are needed. Most likely she was asking for your permission to take the X-rays. If she truly didn't know if they should be taken, then that would be a problem. ...Read more

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Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Altered growth: Its best to try to discontinue the pacifier once the teeth begin to erupt into the mouth. Once the permanant front teeth begin to come in at about age 5-7, it will alter their growth. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm unsure whether I should take my baby to the er?

What do you advise if I'm unsure whether I should take my baby to the er?

Call peds office: call the pediatrician office, they typically have a nurse, PA or doctor on call who can help you with the triaging. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if it's normal that dental x-rays make you gag?

Wanted to know if it's normal that dental x-rays make you gag?

It is normal: Some people have a strong gag reflex and this really does make taking x-rays difficult. Digital Panoramic or 3D external x-ray can solve this problem. ...Read more

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How do you get your baby to cooperate during the sonogram? We need to find out whether it's healthy and whether it's a boy or a girl. Any tips?

How do you get your baby to cooperate during the sonogram? We need to find out whether it's healthy and whether it's a boy or a girl. Any tips?

I : I wish there was a definitive answer for this. Some women find that if they eat a sugary snack about 15 minutes prior to the ultrasound the baby will be very active, therefore giving the technician greater odds of seeing the sex. . Also consider the times when your baby is most active and try to schedule the ultrasound around that time. Also consider changing your position during the ultrasound, often times when you move the baby will as well. Best of luck, and remember a boy or a girl is a true gift! congrats and happy new year! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dentist does cosmetic stuff and I wanted to know can you add length to teeth?

What do you suggest if my dentist does cosmetic stuff and I wanted to know can you add length to teeth?

Ask your dentist: Many cosmetic procedure can be applied to your specific situation, but without an examination, it is hard to let you know what would work for you. Seek the opinion of another LOCAL dentist who can actually see you if you have questions. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister is trying to do sit ups while pregnant can that harm the baby?

What do you suggest if my sister is trying to do sit ups while pregnant can that harm the baby?

Good for her!: It is always encouraging to have graduated exercise programs for pregnant ,mom's as it can shorten and ease eventual labor. The rising uterus after the first trimester will minimize your sister's ability to do sit ups very soon. There are other types of exercises that will not compromise her or her fetus' wellbeing that involve cardio and stretching. The fetus is enclosed in a cushioned water sac. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby is starting to get teeth?

How do you know if your baby is starting to get teeth?

Look and Feel: Firm bulging gums, excessive salivating, irritability, a desire to chew more are all signs of teething. Age of child helps. First teeth come in about 6 months of age give or take. When they cut through you will feel a small hard sharp bump. Usually on the bottom front first. Know that teething does not cause high fevers. Know too that you should take your child to the dentist when they are one. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

Hair ==>Cute images: Let me start with this: looking for hair is not a reason to do or prolong an ultrasound. However, as someone who has done countless ultrasound studies, I have seen fetuses with hair on their heads floating in the fluid. We can sometimes estimate whether there is a full head or only ring-like "monk hair" toward the end of pregnancy. The fetal pictures are cute, but the newborn ones are even cuter! ...Read more

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What should I do if a dentist tells not to fill a cavity ?

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What should I do if a dentist tells not to fill a cavity ?

Request: If the dentist does not want to fill a cavity, then it is probably not a cavity. It is more than likely staining in the grooves of your teeth from the process of remineralization. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm pregnant but the girl I work withs daughter has the chicken pox will that harm my baby I need to know ?

What do you advise if I'm pregnant but the girl I work withs daughter has the chicken pox will that harm my baby I need to know ?

Unlikely an issue: Tests show that even adults with no recollection of past Cpx are immune (96%) and those that are cannot get Cpx again (or pass it to baby).Your OB could do a blood test to confirm your status.Rarely, non-immune mothers have had Cpx during pregnancy or delivery. That is a specific issue your doctor would need to address. ...Read more

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When you go to check if your pregnat, were the patient supposed to do an ultra sound that same day to tell how far she.Is if she tested positive?

When you go to check if your pregnat, were the patient supposed to  do an ultra sound that same day to tell how far she.Is if she tested positive?

It depends!: If you are having any symptoms concerning for an ectopic such as abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding then an ultrasound would be needed emergently. However, if you feel good and are not experiencing any symptoms then ultrasound can be done at a later date. ...Read more

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What do you call a person that takes x-rays and does ultrasounds?

What do you call a person that takes x-rays and does ultrasounds?

Techs!: Radiographers (xray tech) takes xrays Ultrasonographers (ultrasound tech) takes ultrasounds Radiologists (physician) primarily read these imaging studies although cardiologists and other physicians may read specialized studies. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my childs 1st pregnancy and how much should she be concerned?

What do you suggest if my childs 1st pregnancy and how much should she be concerned?

It depends: It all depends upon your daughter's age, how far along she is, her maturity level and her plan for the baby, family support, medical coverage and her overall health. If the baby was an accident and she lacks the resources, including the father or his family, and is still dependent, consider adoption. In the meantime let her see her OB regularly for check ups, eat well, use ante natal. Vitamins:) ...Read more

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How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

How to take care of your breast i mean hygiene, before you breastfeed your baby? Do I have to clean nipple if yes how?

Simple cleaning: Avoid using any soaps on your breasts as they can dry your skin, cause irritation and painful cracking. Your breastmilk has wonderful antiinfective qualities and is a great moisturizer to use. If you use a nipple cream, select one that has minimal scents and dyes as these products can be irritating. So a daily shower/bath suffices to keep your breasts clean. ...Read more