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.
Can a pregnant woman undergo tooth extraction?
Remember, pregnancy does not give you super powers! Although the American Dental Association deems a tooth extraction to be safe, the best course of action is to delay this procedure until after you’ve given birth. If your dentist recommends a tooth extraction while pregnant, schedule it during your second trimester.
Is dental anesthesia safe during pregnancy?
Key Points. Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatments are safe throughout pregnancy. Local anesthetics with epinephrine (e.g., bupivacaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine) may be used during pregnancy.
When can a pregnant woman extract her tooth?
Extractions can be performed any time during pregnancy, but your dentist may recommend the second trimester as the ideal time.
Can a tooth infection harm my unborn baby?
Infection – A deep cavity that leads to an abscess can affect not only your health, but that of the baby, especially if the pain is severe enough to cause significant stress. Also, the inflammation and resulting fever can cause stress in the growing fetus.
Which trimester is safe for extraction?
The Second Trimester
This trimester is the recommended time to have a tooth extracted because your baby has experienced most of its development.
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 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.
Can dental problems cause miscarriages?
Brief Summary: Oral infections can trigger the production of pro-inflammatory mediators that may be risk factors for miscarriage. The investigators investigated whether oral health care patterns that may promote or alleviate oral inflammation were associated with the history of miscarriage in Turkish women.
Can you have a local Anaesthetic when pregnant?
The use of local anaesthesia during pregnancy is considered safe, however, the benefits and risks for the mother and fetus must always be considered. The FDA has a drug classification system based on the risks to pregnant women and their fetuses.
Should you get dental xrays while pregnant?
For years, undergoing a dental X-ray while pregnant was considered dangerous for an unborn baby. This resulted in large numbers of pregnant women with untreated gum infection and various oral diseases. Even today, the majority of pregnant women will refuse to take any X-rays until after the pregnancy.