Yes.! Dental x-rays are safe to have during pregnancy. Sometime when visiting the dentist for yearly check – up, they will recommend taking an x-ray. However when you are pregnant, you can skip an x-ray until your baby born.
But still, if you have an emergency procedure that requires an x-ray, you should get it done. The fetus does not effect or harmed from one invidual x-ray radiation because the amount of radiation used in a dental x-ray is very low. In fact dental x-ray are very safe. The genuine reason to skip them is just for your peace of mind.
How to reduce risk during dental x-ray;
- Tell your dentist you are pregnant.
- Keep detailed record of your x-ray history.
- Wear a lead apron or shiled.
- Schedule dental visits during the 2nd trimester.
- Postpone non-emergency procedures until after the pregnancy.
In Smileway Dental Clinic USJ and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone. To know more about tips of reduce risk during dental x-ray, do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment for a consultation.