Can You Go To The Dentist When Pregnant

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sonyab - May 16

as i have just had one of my teeth become quiet painfull, and i think i need my filling replaced, and i would like to go as soon as i get a chance as it is painfull to eat.

 

kelley32 - May 16

Of course you can, just be sure to tell them you are pregnant.

 

sonyab - May 16

great thankyou, i was just worrie di thought i read somewhere you cant, cos of the needle or something, maybe i was reading something else, first time pregancy nerves i guess lol.

 

Chelle - May 16

It's actually recommended that you go to the dentist at least once while pregnant. The baby takes a lot of calcium from you so getting cavities is a little more likely.

 

skylersmom - May 16

unfortunately ive had to go numerous times since becoming pregnant to get cavities filled.. its no fun at all! and i still have one more appointment to go, then im done. good luck!

 

pbj - May 16

You absolutely should at least get your teeth checked and cleaned while pregnant. Women can develop gingivitis while pregnant. Your gums are sensitive, and I'm sure you've possibly had pink toothbrush, so yes go to the dentist at least once while pregnant. But, you may not be able to get a filling.

 

mom2b72 - May 16

How far along are you? The best time to go is after the first trimester is over. Then all should be fine as long as they know you are pg.

 

sonyab - May 17

hi everyone, i survived i went and had an old filling cleaned and replace, the dentist was really gentle and nice, i told them i was pregnant and they did tell me i should brush my teeth and mouth wash a few times a day, mom2b72 i'll be 10 weeks on friday, yippyyyyyy

 

mandee25 - May 18

I am a__suming you ladies that have had fillings while pregnant had novacaine to numb the area? I wasn't aware this was safe during pregnancy.

 

SashaP - May 18

I work for a dentist and it's perfectly fine to get fillings while pregnant. You are better off doing it now then letting it get bad enough that you have a active infection in your mouth, because that can hurt the baby. Since I work there they are going to do cleanings on me every 3 months so that I don't get bad pregnancy gingivitis. Don't worry about the novacane it's a local anesthesia it dosen't get into your bloodstream. Hope this helps.

 

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