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i am 28 years old . 6 weeks pregnant . recently i was doing my root canal and i found out that i am pregnant . i was about to put a crown on my teeth . is it safe ?? is local anesthesia safe in pregnancy ? as if hav 1 more teeth to start root canal . - Asked by s i on 30-Nov-2015 01:23:23

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    Answered by Dr. I Vijayalakshmi Murthy on 30-Nov-2015 08:14:01

    All Dental Treatment Procedures can be safely done during pregnancy.

    Local Anesthesia is safe too, so are dental x-rays, Root Canals, Crowns, and other routine dental procedures.

    In fact, if you have an untreated infected tooth during pregnancy, it could lead to a root abscess,
    cause severe pain and swelling; adding to your stress during pregnancy.

    A root canal would help you control the infection in your tooth and reduces the need for pain medication or antibiotics. 

    Gum diseases are also linked to higher risks of pre-term deliveries and low birth weight babies.

    Please ensure that your dentist is aware that you are pregnant, so that he or she can take
    further steps to ensure your comfort during dental treatment.

    Don't forget to get your dental scaling (teeth cleaning) done too, it will eliminate gum disease and its associated risks.

    Go ahead and complete your root canals and your crowns as early as possible; before the arrival of your bundle of joy!




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