L&R Dental

Can You Visit The Dentist When You’re Pregnant?

Yes, It’s perfectly safe to come to the dentist when you’re pregnant, in fact we encourage regular exams to assess how your teeth are coping. 

In situations where there is extensive treatment needed, your dentist will decide whether it is best to postpone or not. 

Dental x-rays are another matter. Although there is speculation, dental x-rays use very low doses of radiation and as a result, are unlikely to have negative effects on your unborn baby’s development. 

However, we do try and avoid taking x-rays during the first trimester when the baby is first developing, again your dentist will make the best decision for you.

No matter what stage of pregnancy you are at, just remember it’s very important to keep coming to the dentist regularly. If you have any concerns that aren’t mentioned here then please visit your dentist to discuss your issue further. 

 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Following government and ADA guidelines, we can now offer routine dental treatment whilst ensuring we continue to address the level of risk of transmission in our practice. We will continue to take extra initiatives to ensure we keep our patients and team members healthy. We thank you for your cooperation with these protocols including answering pre-appointment screening questions, use of alcohol based hand rub and temperature check on arrival and EFTPOS payments.