Is sedation dentistry safe while pregnant?

Is dental anesthesia safe during pregnancy?

Oral health care, including having dental radiographs taken and being given local anesthesia, is safe at any point during pregnancy.

Does sedation affect pregnancy?

Answer: Typically sedation is not recommended during pregnancy due to the effects of the sedative drugs but also from local anesthetics. It is known that some sedatives can potentially be “teratogenic” which refers their negative effects on the fetus.

What dental treatment can I get while pregnant?

If you have a dental emergency, a root canal can be performed at any stage of pregnancy and shouldn’t be delayed. However, because x-rays are involved, the ideal time for dental surgery is during the second trimester.

Can tooth decay harm my unborn baby?

Cavities (also called tooth decay or caries).

You can pass the bacteria that causes cavities to your baby during pregnancy and after birth. This can cause problems for your baby’s teeth later in life.

Can dental work cause miscarriage?

In our opinion, there is no increased risk for miscarriage with dental care and we don’t recommend delaying needed treatment. If major dental work or elective orthodontics is planned, patients might wish to consider waiting until after delivery. This is our general recommendation with most medical procedures.

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Can you be sedated for wisdom teeth removal while pregnant?

For most wisdom tooth extraction procedures, oral surgeons administer anesthesia to keep patients comfortable – and pregnant women are no exception. Stronger forms of oral surgery anesthesia, including laughing gas and IV sedation, are not recommended during pregnancy, as their use can increase the risk of miscarriage.

Can you lay on your back at the dentist while pregnant?

If you do need dental work during the third trimester, don’t lie on your back. This puts pressure on your vena cava nerve which can limit blood flow to the fetus and can make you feel dizzy or nauseas.

What sedative is safe during pregnancy?

However, endoscopy during pregnancy was not associated with congenital malformation or stillbirth. Commonly used sedatives with safe or low-risk status include propofol and the opiates Demerol (meperidine, Pfizer) and fentanyl.

Do I need to tell my dentist Im pregnant?

Tell your dentist (and doctor) if you are pregnant. Routine dental care can be done any time during pregnancy. Any urgent procedure can be done, as well. All elective dental procedures, however, should be postponed until after the delivery.

Can I go for dental cleaning while pregnant?

Yes. Taking care of your mouth while you’re pregnant is important for you and your baby. Oral health care – including teeth cleaning, X-rays, pain medication, and local anesthesia – is safe throughout pregnancy.