Can I have a tooth extracted while pregnant?

Is it possible to still recieve treatment while pregnant?

Combining a tooth extraction with pregnancy may seem like an unnecessarily stressful experience, however, unfortunately, dental pain will not subside just because you are pregnant. Gum disease and infection can affect anyone who has neglected their oral hygiene routine or has an unbalanced diet. As a result, some pregnant women worry that when they begin to experience tooth pain, they may be unable to have any treatment. Fortunately, being pregnant will not prevent you from having a treatment such as a fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain., root canal or in this case a tooth extractionThe process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts..

Extractions are the last option for dentists if they are unable to save your tooth and will try to identify other treatments before this step. However, if the tooth is beyond saving then there may be no other option but to have it extracted to avoid any infections spreading to your bone and to allow you to eat and live without constant pain.

If you are pregnant and require a tooth extraction then the dentist will be able to see you at any time, however ideally the second trimester would be preferable, as this way you can avoid x-rays during your first trimester when the baby is developing. Additionally, you may be in too much discomfort during your third trimester to lie down or stay seated for a prolonged period whilst the tooth is being extracted.

If you have any concerns about your teeth or need an extraction when pregnant, please contact your dentist and they will be able to put your mind at ease.

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