very early Pregnancy and dentist?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just let the dentist know, and it’ll be fine. Most of the numbing injections are safe during pregnancy. He might decide not to take x-rays, or he might just put an extra apron over your belly. I wouldn’t worry about it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You’ll be fine. 🙂 I’m sure you won’t be the first pregnant woman the dentist has ever seen… They’re trained in what is safe/unsafe for use during pregnancy. Besides, if you ovulate today and your egg is fertilized, it probably won’t even implant until after Thursday. Still let your dentist know, of course, but I really don’t think there is anything to worry about. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

You have absolutely nothing to worry about. The X-rays are the one thing that dentists are careful about with pregnant women, and yours are already done. The anesthesia is not a problem for pregnant women/nursing moms. I had a crown repaired shortly after LO was born and asked about all that, and my dentist explained that the only big concern is fetal exposure to X-rays.

Additionally, it’s actually a really *good* idea to see your dentist during pregnancy because gum disease is associated with preterm labor, and they can check on that for you.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I went through some very serious dental work throughout my entire pregnancy, just make sure your doctors know and you should be just fine! You’ll want to be careful about any painkillers you use after any procedures, and ensure that you’re doing minimal x-rays and are covered when you do them. Any concerns you have, check with your OB!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dental Hygienist here and I have my local anesthesia license. Getting anesthesia/novocaine is perfectly safe for pregnant woman. You just have to make sure your dentist knows that pregnancy is a possibility because there are anesthesias that are safe and there are some that are unsafe during pregnancy. Nothing to worry about 🙂

Sidenote: Women shouldn’t get a regular cleaning in their first trimester. Other than that, it is very important to get your regular cleanings during pregnancy to prevent gum issues.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Stephville:  FWIW, I was told that I should wait until clear of the first trimester (I’m not pregnant, but I was chatting with my dentist at my last appointment and babies came up) to schedule a cleaning.  When I asked why she said it was all because of morning sickness.  Once that was clear she’d be happy to see me again (she also warned me that brushing could be a trigger.) 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You’ll be fine – like PP said, just tell them that you might be pregnant.  At the most, you’d be 6dpo, which wouldn’t register on a pregnancy test. Y

ou wouldn’t even know without the OPK, and since you have a 25% chance of getting pregnant any given month, it could be 6+ months until you’re out of the first trimester. Lots of ladies have procedures before they know they’re pregnant & everything you is okay. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stanley House Inn

JMR2:  Why not during the first tri? Or is it just standard practice? I guess I need to re-schedule my cleaning…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No, not every dentist does this. I should have put that in my post. Some recommend waiting until the second trimester but most offices do regular cleanings in the first trimester. It’s best to just ask your hygienist what their office protocol is for it 🙂

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