Quick Answer: Is it safe to have dental work while pregnant?

Can dental work cause miscarriage?

In our opinion, there is no increased risk for miscarriage with dental care and we don’t recommend delaying needed treatment. If major dental work or elective orthodontics is planned, patients might wish to consider waiting until after delivery. This is our general recommendation with most medical procedures.

What dental treatment can I get while pregnant?

If you have a dental emergency, a root canal can be performed at any stage of pregnancy and shouldn’t be delayed. However, because x-rays are involved, the ideal time for dental surgery is during the second trimester.

Can you have dental work done while pregnant?

Dental treatment can be done at any time during pregnancy. However, the best time to perform elective dental treatment during pregnancy is in the second trimester, weeks 14 through 20. Keep in mind that if you have a dental infection or swelling, you might need immediate treatment.

Are there any risks of dental treatment during pregnancy?

Don’t Be Scared of the Dentist

Visiting the dentist while pregnant isn’t risky for your or your baby. Instead, it’s important to keep you both healthy. So don’t delay the procedures and checkups you need!

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Can a tooth infection harm your baby?

Some dental problems can affect a developing baby

It’s been suggested that up to 18 out of every 100 premature births could be linked to severe gum infection (periodontal disease).

Is all dental work free when pregnant?

Pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months get free NHS dental treatment. You may have to show proof, such as a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx), a maternity certificate (MATB1), or your baby’s birth certificate.

Do I need to tell my dentist I’m pregnant?

Tell your dentist (and doctor) if you are pregnant. Routine dental care can be done any time during pregnancy. Any urgent procedure can be done, as well. All elective dental procedures, however, should be postponed until after the delivery.

How long is dental care free when pregnant?

Your dental health

You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you’re pregnant when you start your treatment and for 12 months after your baby is born.

Can I have root canal while pregnant?

The reality is that pregnancy itself can cause dental problems, and many women do not realize they need a root canal until they are already pregnant. Fortunately, root canal treatment is generally considered safe during pregnancy.

Can you lay on your back at the dentist while pregnant?

If you do need dental work during the third trimester, don’t lie on your back. This puts pressure on your vena cava nerve which can limit blood flow to the fetus and can make you feel dizzy or nauseas.

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