Can I get a root canal while pregnant within my first trimester?

Your baby’s developing sense of touch

Can you get a root canal during first trimester?

If the pregnant woman is in her 1st trimester, we will NOT perform the root canal treatment. The reason is because it is during this time that the baby is most susceptible.

Is dental work safe during first trimester?

Dental treatment can be done at any time during pregnancy. However, the best time to perform elective dental treatment during pregnancy is in the second trimester, weeks 14 through 20. Keep in mind that if you have a dental infection or swelling, you might need immediate treatment.

Is a root canal safe during pregnancy?

The American Dental Association (ADA) and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that root canals can be safely performed during pregnancy. Local anesthetics (with or without epinephrine) and antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin are approved for use as well.

Can you get a root canal at 6 weeks pregnant?

A root canal can be performed at any point during pregnancy, but the second trimester is ideal.

Can a root canal cause a miscarriage?

The next common question expectant mothers ask regarding root canal treatment and pregnancy is about the safety of anesthesia and pain medication. Thankfully, the American Dental Association says that local anesthesia does not pose a risk to a developing fetus.

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Can you have dental xrays in early pregnancy?

The amount of radiation used in a dental X-ray is very low and, according to both the American Dental Association and the American Pregnancy Association, is not enough to cause any harm to a pregnant woman or her baby.

Is local anesthesia safe in first trimester?

Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatments are safe throughout pregnancy. Local anesthetics with epinephrine (e.g., bupivacaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine) may be used during pregnancy.

Can a cavity cause a miscarriage?

Brief Summary: Oral infections can trigger the production of pro-inflammatory mediators that may be risk factors for miscarriage.

Can a tooth infection affect my pregnancy?

It affects 60 to 75% of pregnant women. If left untreated, gingivitis (inflammation of your gums) can lead to a more severe infection in your gums and to the surrounding bone. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and bone loss. A mother with active tooth decay can spread bacteria to her unborn child.

Do I need to tell my dentist Im 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.