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Is it safe to go to the dentist or have surgical procedures while pregnant?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Important for your dentist or surgeon to know how far along your pregnancy to take the appropriate precautions and weigh risks against benefits or needs.
They should consult with your ob.

In brief: Yes
Important for your dentist or surgeon to know how far along your pregnancy to take the appropriate precautions and weigh risks against benefits or needs.
They should consult with your ob.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and no.
While it is considered safe, most dentists will restrict you to normal cleanings, limited x-rays (if any) and only necessary procedures, not elective ones.
Mepivicaine without Epinephrine is approved for pregnant patients that need local anesthetic for any procedure. Cleanings are essential since red, swollen and bleeding gums can affect the pregnancy.

In brief: Yes and no.
While it is considered safe, most dentists will restrict you to normal cleanings, limited x-rays (if any) and only necessary procedures, not elective ones.
Mepivicaine without Epinephrine is approved for pregnant patients that need local anesthetic for any procedure. Cleanings are essential since red, swollen and bleeding gums can affect the pregnancy.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Yes
Best tine is 2nd trimester. Let your Dentist know, in advance of your appointment, that you're pregnant (congrats!), put off elective procedures, but make sure all infections are treated ASAP to prevent harm to your baby.
Go for regular exams/cleanings, and make sure your oral hygiene is excellent.

In brief: Yes
Best tine is 2nd trimester. Let your Dentist know, in advance of your appointment, that you're pregnant (congrats!), put off elective procedures, but make sure all infections are treated ASAP to prevent harm to your baby.
Go for regular exams/cleanings, and make sure your oral hygiene is excellent.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Depends
On procedure needed and which trimester u r in.
But mostly safe today with what we know.

In brief: Depends
On procedure needed and which trimester u r in.
But mostly safe today with what we know.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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