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Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible while pregnant, so any dental issues should be taken care of to prevent infections and pain.
Dental x-rays can be delayed, unless there is a dental emergency, until the third trimester.

In brief: Yes

Ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible while pregnant, so any dental issues should be taken care of to prevent infections and pain.
Dental x-rays can be delayed, unless there is a dental emergency, until the third trimester.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Dental work can be done anytime during pregnancy.
During the third trimester, positioning may be an issue. The latest guidelines state that a pregnant woman is still a woman and that early treatment is better than letting an infection remain longer. Cavities are an infection and ought to be treated as soon as they are discovered. The second trimester may be the most comfortable.

In brief: Yes

Dental work can be done anytime during pregnancy.
During the third trimester, positioning may be an issue. The latest guidelines state that a pregnant woman is still a woman and that early treatment is better than letting an infection remain longer. Cavities are an infection and ought to be treated as soon as they are discovered. The second trimester may be the most comfortable.
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dr. Guy Hanson
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Middle trimester

Dental work during pregnancy should be done only during the middle trimester unless there is an emergency situation.
Always check with your OB doctor before proceeding with any dental treatment.

In brief: Middle trimester

Dental work during pregnancy should be done only during the middle trimester unless there is an emergency situation.
Always check with your OB doctor before proceeding with any dental treatment.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry

In brief: Pregnancy

When treating a pregnant patient the first goal is to evaluate if any of her dental problems have the potential of causing an infection, pain or discomfort.
Any reconstructive issues that can wait till after pregnancy can be postpone. Stick to the basics. Try to do any of the needed work during the second trimester unless force by an emergency. Use x-rays only if you must.

In brief: Pregnancy

When treating a pregnant patient the first goal is to evaluate if any of her dental problems have the potential of causing an infection, pain or discomfort.
Any reconstructive issues that can wait till after pregnancy can be postpone. Stick to the basics. Try to do any of the needed work during the second trimester unless force by an emergency. Use x-rays only if you must.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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