See http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/x-rays for more information about dental x-rays.
treat the problem without drugs.
Frank D. Aiello DDS
11521 Parkway Dr.
N Huntingdon, PA 15642
doctor to see if there are any issues if the dentist needs to place you on
affect the baby is more detrimental to the baby than dental work. We
routinely do emergency dental work, such as root canals and extractions,
during pregnancy to decrease any sources of infection in the mouth.
Routine Dental work like fillings, that reduces the risk of infection, are
also performed. Preventative dental care is essential to avoid oral
infections such as gum disease. All this said, there are precautions that
we take. All non-essential dental work is postponed until after the baby
is born. If dental work is done during pregnancy, the second trimester is
ideal. Once you reach the third trimester, it may be difficult to lie on
your back for an extended period of time. If dental work is needed, the
amount of anesthesia administered should be as little as possible, but
still enough to make you comfortable. Though the most commonly used
anesthetic, Lidocaine, does cross the placenta after administration, the
stress of pain is has more negative effects than the minimal effects of the
anesthesia. The routine antibiotics prescribed for dental infections are
safe to take during pregnancy as well. Routine x-rays are postponed until
after the pregnancy, but x-rays necessary for the needed dental work are
safe with the appropriate shielding. Especially with the significant
decreases in the amount of radiation needed for digital radiography.
Hopefully all this makes information makes you more comfortable with your
impending appointment! Good luck with the baby!!!
actually are at the most optimal time to have the root canal done. The
second trimester is regarded as the safest time to have a procedure like
root canal treatment done. I am assuming that radiogrpahs (X-rays) were
already taken, if not you can have that done as well, just make sure that
you are given a led vest. It's OK to ask for two if you feel as though it
will protect you even more. You can ask you doctor to initiate the
treatment by doing a procedure like a pulpotomy or pulpectomy to get you
out of discomfort and place a temporary filling until after you give
birth. Also, have them take your bite down on that tooth (reduce your
occlusion) so you don't put added pressure on it. Once the root canal is
finished you will need a crown so taking some tooth structure off now is
not the end of the world. If your dentist feels like he can safely finish
the root canal in one visit then he may choose to do so. Again, if depends