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?
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.
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
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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