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Can I have dental work whilst pregnant?

(3 Posts)
Clarabell78 Fri 09-Nov-12 13:15:33

I have just found out I am preg (yippee!) around 5 weeks. Before I found out I had booked in at the dentist to have 3 crowns and 3 veneers and I am wondering whether it's ok to go ahead with the treatment? I know dental work (not cosmetic) is free during pregnancy which would suggest it's safe but i'm not sure!

Thanks :-)

GwendolynMoon Fri 09-Nov-12 13:32:20

Congrats! Re. dental work you will need to check with your dentist as it does depend on the work. I am currently 27 weeks and have had a bit of work done...my dentist has fitted me with two temporary fillings and is going to give me permanent ones once baby has arrived and I can have x-rays etc. So I think it depends on the nature of what you need done and what your dentist is happy to do.

Billiecat Fri 09-Nov-12 13:43:01

I know they are wary of doing metal fillings due to the dangers of mercury poisoning, but I had a couple of white fillings at about 25 weeks. I would give them a call and ask before your appointment.

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