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Common Dental Questions

Dental X-rays During Pregnancy

 

Question:

Is it safe to get dental x-rays during pregnancy?

 

Answer:

Dental x-rays are usually avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy and often postponed until after the baby is born. In the case of a dental emergency, it may be necessary to take a limited number of x-rays to determine the course of treatment. A lead apron minimizes exposure to the abdomen and should be used when any dental x-ray is taken.