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Can I get a root canal when 9 weeks pregnant?

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Asked by sabraham82 at 2:11 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Health

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  • I wouldn't risk it.

    Answer by MommyKKay at 2:11 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I think this is a question for your dentist to answer

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 2:22 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I can tell you about my personal experience. My dentist wouldn't do anything beyond a visual check in the first trimester. In the second trimester they did a partial procedure where they drilled out about 2/3 of what they needed to do with only a couple of x-rays and then at 8 months they did the full procedure. Make sure the dentist you choose uses digital x-rays and loads you up with lead aprons. A root canal needs around a dozen x-rays so the digital ones are important because the exposure is less, the whole set uses about as much radiation as one conventional x-ray. I had 4 or 5 aprons piled up on my belly so the exposure to my son was very minimal.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 3:03 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

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