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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 20:32 PM   11
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They will put 2 vests on you just to be sure but I had them done when I was pregnant with my son and I had them done this time. Actually, when I hurt my back again they said had it been anywhere else on me they could've covered the baby and done the X-rays but I twisted my pelvis back out of alignment and they couldn't do them directly where the baby was.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 21:19 PM   12
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Yeah. My friend is a nurse and said that in second trimester I should be fine.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 22:38 PM   13
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definately dont have any xrays until 2nd tri. I'm a radiographer and would refuse all but the most desperately needed xrays for my whole pregnancy. Saying a dental xray is like being out in the sun for 10mins is a load of bull. Sorry.
Covering with lead aprons are ok but not fool proof, it only takes one stray xray to affect the cell division and gentic integrity of your wee one before around 14 weeks. After that not so desperate, but I still wouldn't risk it.
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Old Jun 26th, 2012, 07:33 AM   14
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I'll be almost 17 weeks when this x-ray would be happening.



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2012, 08:50 AM   15
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Gosh so much conflicting advice.

I don't understand why they NEED the x-ray for a filling. I understand they'll be better informed with the x-ray but surely they can do it without?



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2012, 09:15 AM   16
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They want to make sure I don't have any other cavities so they can get them all done in one shot. They can't see cavities between the teeth without an X-Ray...and the ones between the teeth go unnoticed and get worse.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 05:17 AM   17
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If you need the work done, then you need it done! There are risks to leaving dental problems untreated during pregnancy as well.
I just had a quick look in one of my old books and it recommends waiting until after 18weeks. Dental xrays are really low dose, so using lead aprons etc, I'm sure you'll be ok.
Sorry if my previous post sounded a bit judgemental, I didn't mean it too, personal beliefs and previous work arguments all came flooding back! The odds of any damage being done to your baby are really slim, the main worry would be really early on in pregnancy.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 08:59 AM   18
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They want to make sure I don't have any other cavities so they can get them all done in one shot. They can't see cavities between the teeth without an X-Ray...and the ones between the teeth go unnoticed and get worse.
In my opinion...anything they can't see has got to be pretty darn small. My dentist cannot and will not do x-rays when I'm pregnant, but he was able to take digital pictures of all my teeth and said anything that's not giving me pain can wait a few months... and I agree. Fix what absolutely needs to be fixed...and then go back after you have the baby for the x-rays... In a year, any little cavities between teeth won't grow substantially unless you're eating non-stop sugar and not brushing or flossing. Take care of yourself, and come back in a few months.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 09:17 AM   19
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Well I am sorry to tell you, but they cannot see cavities between the teeth until it is too late (i had to have a tooth pulled b/c I waited too long and i was in such pain because the cavity was in the nerve before I could see it). I won't have insurance after the baby is born because I'm on medicaid. I'll be talking to my OB about it and seeing what he says. And when a cavity is giving you pain, that means it's in the nerve and you will need a root canal or need to have the tooth pulled. I'm sorry, but that's not happening. My friend is a nurse and she said that at 17 weeks I should be fine, they will double shield me, etc. I'll be talking to my OB.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 10:06 AM   20
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Okay... well then it sounds like your decision is already made. I've never actually had tooth pain/painful cavity... so I'm going to trust my dentist on this one and put my baby first.

I thought medicaid lasted for a couple months after pregnancy because you're breast-feeding, etc...? ...again, not a topic I'm well versed on. Previous post did say it was just my opinion.



 
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