If you’re pregnant and need a filling, root canal or tooth pulled, one thing you don’t have to worry about is the safety of the numbing medications your dentist may use during the procedure. They are, in fact, safe for both you and your baby.
Is dental anesthesia safe during pregnancy?
Oral health care, including having dental radiographs taken and being given local anesthesia, is safe at any point during pregnancy.
What kind of dental work can a pregnant woman get?
Most dental services and procedures, including dental x-rays, tooth extractions, dental fillings, and dental cleanings, can be done during pregnancy safely, with tooth extractions recommended during your second or third trimester. Fillings should be discussed with your dentist beforehand.
Can getting a tooth pulled cause a miscarriage?
For most wisdom tooth extraction procedures, oral surgeons administer anesthesia to keep patients comfortable – and pregnant women are no exception. Stronger forms of oral surgery anesthesia, including laughing gas and IV sedation, are not recommended during pregnancy, as their use can increase the risk of miscarriage.
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.
Can I get a tooth pulled while pregnant 3rd trimester?
If possible, our doctors do not recommend tooth extraction during the third trimester, primarily because of the discomfort you may experience sitting in a reclined position for an extended period of time. Unless it is an emergency, our doctors may recommend waiting until after giving birth to have your tooth extracted.
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.
Is the dentist free when pregnant?
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 tooth decay harm my unborn baby?
Does Your Dental Health During Pregnancy Affect Your Baby’s Teeth? In short, yes! The presence of untreated cavities in a mother’s mouth can increase her newborn’s risk of getting tooth decay as a baby or young child.