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I am 5 weeks pregnant & having a tooth decay

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Dr. Honey Arora


Practicing since :2011

Answered : 13924 Questions

Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2019 in Dental Health
Question: I am 5 weeks pregnant & having a tooth decay. I went to a dentist and he did a dental X-ray on my teeth. I didn't know X-ray shouldn't be done in first trimester. Now I am worried if it can affect my baby. Although I was wearing a lead apron when the X-ray happened. Please advise what can I do now.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:

Well a single x ray of teeth that too after wearing lead apron is not going to have deleterious effects on the fetus..

So you need not to worry but be cautious of not going for repeated x rays..

Do not worry as everything will be alright.

Hope I have answered your query.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.
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