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Dental x-rays while pregnant?

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So I'm getting my teeth cleaned tomorrow and I just realized they are prob gonna wanna do x-rays... That makes me nervous. I've avoided everything unessecary this whole pregnancy, I haven't even dyed my hair lol what's everybody's thoughts on dental X-rays? And you think it would be a big deal if I just skipped them this time?
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I would absolutely skip the xrays, especially if they're just doing a cleaning. There's no reason why they couldn't wait until after the baby arrives to take their pictures! :)

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Originally Posted by BeanBean06 View Post

So I'm getting my teeth cleaned tomorrow and I just realized they are prob gonna wanna do x-rays... That makes me nervous. I've avoided everything unessecary this whole pregnancy, I haven't even dyed my hair lol what's everybody's thoughts on dental X-rays? And you think it would be a big deal if I just skipped them this time?

oh, totally not an issue.  When you tell them (or they see for themselves) that you're pregnant they'll automatically say they'll wait til next time.  Unless there's an urgent life-or-death reason, it's not worth the risk to have unnecessary xrays ad holding off 6 months really won't make a difference.  You can always refuse services... or if you're uncomfortable, say your OB says no x-rays.

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I would absolutely skip the xrays, especially if they're just doing a cleaning. There's no reason why they couldn't wait until after the baby arrives to take their pictures! smile.gif

Yeah that's what I was thinking too, and if they don't want me waiting another 6 months I'd happily come in next month for just X-rays. smile.gif
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They shouldn't even try to x-ray you with the knowledge you are pregnant. If they do, don't let them! I'm pretty sure most Dentists have a policy about that though.

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