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Is it safe to go to the dentist while pregnant?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

During pregnancy it is not only safe but recommended , you need to get your teeth cleaned regularly, low birth weight have been linked to gum disease, go to my website and read about it : http://www.
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In brief: Of course

During pregnancy it is not only safe but recommended , you need to get your teeth cleaned regularly, low birth weight have been linked to gum disease, go to my website and read about it : http://www.
Scdentalimplants.Com/gumdisease/lowbirthweightandprematurebabies.Aspx.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

For most patients dental care during pregnancy is recommended, to keep your gums healthy and avoid infections.
You should speak to your ob-gyn before so that your particular situation is evaluated.

In brief: Yes

For most patients dental care during pregnancy is recommended, to keep your gums healthy and avoid infections.
You should speak to your ob-gyn before so that your particular situation is evaluated.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it is safe

As long as there are no complications during the pregnancy you will be fine.
Most dentist will perform dental work in the 3rd trimester or preferably after birth. However, if you need to have a dental procedure and a numbing shot is required for the procedure, make sure the dentist uses no Epinephrine in the shot for your mouth. Congratulations on your miracle. Good luck with the pregnancy.

In brief: Yes it is safe

As long as there are no complications during the pregnancy you will be fine.
Most dentist will perform dental work in the 3rd trimester or preferably after birth. However, if you need to have a dental procedure and a numbing shot is required for the procedure, make sure the dentist uses no Epinephrine in the shot for your mouth. Congratulations on your miracle. Good luck with the pregnancy.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Always check

My protocol is to check with the md who is caring for the patient during their pregnancy.
Ideally a simple cleaning during the 2nd trimester and a visual check with no x-rays.

In brief: Always check

My protocol is to check with the md who is caring for the patient during their pregnancy.
Ideally a simple cleaning during the 2nd trimester and a visual check with no x-rays.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Gum disease has been linked to preterm birth, and should ideally be treated before pregnancy.
It is safe to get teeth cleaned during pregnancy. Dental problems, such as cavities and abscessed teeth should be handled on an individual basis-- your OB and dentist can work together to plan the best treatment for your particular situation.

In brief: Yes

Gum disease has been linked to preterm birth, and should ideally be treated before pregnancy.
It is safe to get teeth cleaned during pregnancy. Dental problems, such as cavities and abscessed teeth should be handled on an individual basis-- your OB and dentist can work together to plan the best treatment for your particular situation.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Osman Mohamed
Dentistry

In brief: Pergnant

Yes, pregnant women should be doing her regular cleaning more than non-pregnant women because they prone to infection due to hormonal changes.

In brief: Pergnant

Yes, pregnant women should be doing her regular cleaning more than non-pregnant women because they prone to infection due to hormonal changes.
Dr. Osman Mohamed
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