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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 12:46 PM   1
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Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?


Has anyone had to have this before? They said that I will be wearing TWO of the lead vests instead of one. I will be talking to my OB about it at my next appointment, but just wondering if anyone has had these?



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 12:58 PM   2
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What do you need the x-ray for? If it is just a general cleaning, they shouldn't give you one, especially in the first trimester. If it is for a dental emergency, like getting a root canal that can't wait until the 2nd trimester, then it should be okay - though is still not advised. I actually did a bunch of research on this because I need a root canal but am going to put it off because it is not advised to get dental work in the first trimester unless it is really an emergency.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 13:22 PM   3
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This would be in the 2nd trimester in August, and I have a huge cavity in one of my molars, and a small one in a different molar.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 13:24 PM   4
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I was wondering this too, since I'm having some tooth pain that I really want to get checked out. My DH says that digital x-ray machines put out 1/100 of the radiation of traditional/older models. I still plan on waiting until second trimester, and even then making sure it's a digital machine. Good luck



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 13:26 PM   5
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I used to work at a dental office, and we never did x-rays on pregnant women, but of course see what your OB says.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 13:28 PM   6
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I don't have insurance available to me when I'm not pregnant, so I want to try to get it all done now.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 13:34 PM   7
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Definitely a question for your Ob, but I *think* it's okay with proper protection after the first trimester.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 17:40 PM   8
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My dentist doesn't even use those lead vests anymore! I would think after first tri it's ok as long as you make sure all vital parts are covered. But of course check with your dr first



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 18:34 PM   9
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My dentist told me today they cant and wont do frays on pregnant women period. Even with new equipment. They can do certain typed of numbing with mob's permission in second tri.



 
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Old Jun 25th, 2012, 19:27 PM   10
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I had a dental xray when I was seven weeks. They covered me twice and said the radiation is the same as being out in the Sun for ten minutes. Plus, its localized to your mouth and not much else of your body is exposed. if your doctor says don't, don't. Mine said only if needed and it was. I have had two scans since and my baby is perfect.



 
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