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Is it safe to have teeth x-rays and cleaning when you're pregnant?

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Dr. Mikel Newman
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes.

Another question to ask is, is it safe to have dental diseases like decay, periodontal disease, abscesses, etc during pregnancy? Untreated dental disease can affect the health of the mother and fetus.
Therefore, x-rays help the dentist diagnose such conditions. Make sure your dentist uses a lead apron with a thyroid collar for precautionary exposure measures.

In brief: Yes.

Another question to ask is, is it safe to have dental diseases like decay, periodontal disease, abscesses, etc during pregnancy? Untreated dental disease can affect the health of the mother and fetus.
Therefore, x-rays help the dentist diagnose such conditions. Make sure your dentist uses a lead apron with a thyroid collar for precautionary exposure measures.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Highly recommended

Not only is it safe to get your teeth checked and cleaned during pregnancy, it's highly recommended.
Most dental diagnostic X-rays don't expose the fetus to high enough levels of radiation to cause a problem. Always let your health care provider know that you are pregnant.

In brief: Highly recommended

Not only is it safe to get your teeth checked and cleaned during pregnancy, it's highly recommended.
Most dental diagnostic X-rays don't expose the fetus to high enough levels of radiation to cause a problem. Always let your health care provider know that you are pregnant.
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Dental work.

T yes. They use a shield for x rays.

In brief: Dental work.

T yes. They use a shield for x rays.
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