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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
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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Dr. Alan Atlas
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consult your doctors
Typically the second trimester is the safest time period to do dental treatment.
However, you must be given clearance by your physician or ob/gyn before proceeding to insure against any potential complications of pregnancy with the dental procedure.

In brief: Consult your doctors
Typically the second trimester is the safest time period to do dental treatment.
However, you must be given clearance by your physician or ob/gyn before proceeding to insure against any potential complications of pregnancy with the dental procedure.
Dr. Alan Atlas
Dr. Alan Atlas
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It's okay
Most dental procedures are fine to have during pregnancy since the only medication used that could effect things is a local anesthetic.
There is minimal systemic absorption, therefore the impact on the baby is minimal. I would avoid any general anesthetic like "laughing gas" that are used in some dental procedures as well as any anti anxiety meds (valium/ xanex etc.).

In brief: It's okay
Most dental procedures are fine to have during pregnancy since the only medication used that could effect things is a local anesthetic.
There is minimal systemic absorption, therefore the impact on the baby is minimal. I would avoid any general anesthetic like "laughing gas" that are used in some dental procedures as well as any anti anxiety meds (valium/ xanex etc.).
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: OB\GYN Consult
This is normally fine and nothing to worry about.
There might be more danger in waiting until after you deliver. There are certain precautions that should be followed. It is best to have your dentist consult with your obstetrician and together they will decide what is best for your particular circumstances.

In brief: OB\GYN Consult
This is normally fine and nothing to worry about.
There might be more danger in waiting until after you deliver. There are certain precautions that should be followed. It is best to have your dentist consult with your obstetrician and together they will decide what is best for your particular circumstances.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: On the border
It is generally accepted that for non-elective procedures, the best time is the 2nd trimester. You will be beginning that period.
If the fillings are needed to prevent infection or possible complications before your delivery, then this is the best time. The object is that this trimester is primarily growth, whereas 1st and 3rd is development. If elective, wait until after.

In brief: On the border
It is generally accepted that for non-elective procedures, the best time is the 2nd trimester. You will be beginning that period.
If the fillings are needed to prevent infection or possible complications before your delivery, then this is the best time. The object is that this trimester is primarily growth, whereas 1st and 3rd is development. If elective, wait until after.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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