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I am 5 weeks pregnant & having a tooth decay

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Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2019
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.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hi..

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.

Regards.
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.
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I am 5 weeks pregnant & having a tooth decay

Brief Answer: Nothing to worry. Detailed Answer: Hi.. 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. Regards. Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist.