(Closed) I just went to the dentist…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think I would have had the same exact awkward experience.

What are you supposed to do? 🙂

Post # 4
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You did the right thing… Better to be safe! I think she overreacted a bit… It’s mighty bold to congratulate someone on a pregnancy when all you know is that they turned down xrays! She probably felt embarrassed!

Post # 5
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

You did the right thing.  I would have done the same.

Post # 6
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The same thing happened to me!  I went to the dentist right around O day, but I wanted to play it safe so I told them yes, there is a chance I could be pregnant.

The hygenist wasn’t sure what to do, but the dentist came in and examined my teeth and made sure that there wasn’t anything visible that needed attention.  Luckily I didn’t seem to have any cavities, so they didn’t do x-rays.

The ladies in the office were all really sweet about it and acted excited for me, but I did feel a little embarrassed.  They had me schedule an x-ray appointment for next week that I will go to if I don’t end up pregnant this cycle.  I sure do hope that I can cancel that appointment 🙂

Post # 7
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

at least they let you get your teeth cleaned! my dentist office wouldn’t let me get a cleaning (even though i had my xrays 4 months before) without a doctor’s note.

Post # 8
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The same thing happend to me! It’s better to be safe than sorry!


Post # 10
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You did the right thing. I am going next week to the dentist and if I dont know by then, I will tell them the same thing. Better safe than sorry!

Post # 11
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh. I don’t think they’ve ever asked me at the dentist, but I’ve had 2 cat scans since being sexually active, and they asked me both times. I said yes, there’s a possibility. But I got the scans because the benefits of the scans outweighed the possibility of causing harm to a child I could almost guarantee I was not pregnant with. Luckily, I wasn’t pregnant, and it would be a totally different scenario if I was TTC or NTNT!!!

Post # 13
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made sure to tell my doctor, dermatologist, etc, that we were trying – just in case.

Post # 14
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was wondering what I would do if it was time for Xrays and I was in the two week wait. Luckily, I was due for X rays the last time I went and I had just had my period the week before so I knew I was OK, and I wont be due for another year. But I did tell them of my change in medication– stopping the pill, and the nice hygenist asked me, nicely, a little about it. But in a way that I could have easily deflected it if I wanted to. I appreciated it.

Post # 15
5002 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Teeth x-rays aren’t vital! You only need them every 3 years or so. If you had a broken leg and refused, that might be a different story. I’m sure one teeth x-ray wouldn’t harm a fetus, but I’d rather be safe than sorry 🙂

Post # 16
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m a hygienist… And I definitely encourage people telling me if they’re trying to conceive. So don’t feel silly at all! Happens all the time and no one thinks it is weird!

Also… Dental X-rays (bitewings at least) are recommended annually, not once every three years. 

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