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I Am Pregnant, Can I Have a Root Canal?

If you’ve been longing to start the journey towards parenthood, discovering that you are pregnant can be one of the happiest moments of your life! You likely hoped to have all of your ducks in a row before transitioning into pregnancy, as it’s normal to want to be present and free of distractions during the amazing time of change. However, life doesn’t always work out that way.

Dealing with tooth pain can cause a great deal of undue grief and stress for anyone, and this especially true during pregnancy. If you discover that you require a root canal during pregnancy, never fear. At Central Ohio Endodontics, we are root canal specialists. As such, we are here to make the root canal process quick, easy, and headache-free for you, all while keeping your baby safe and secure.

Myths about root canal procedures during pregnancy

Unfortunately, myths about root canal procedures abound in the world of dentistry. This is due in part to the understandable anxiety that can surround dental procedures such as root canals, but at Central Ohio Endodontics, we believe that root canals and other dental procedures should be as easy and painless for our patients as possible. That’s why we are committed to patient education, and ensuring that all of our patients have access to the most accurate, up-to-date information possible about their planned dental procedures.

One of the biggest myths we have heard circulating in the dentistry community is that root canals during pregnancy are unsafe for the mother and the developing fetus. However, with advances in dental medicine and a deeper understanding of pregnancy and fetal development, we are happy to report that a root canal procedure can be completely safe to undergo during pregnancy.

At Central Ohio Endodontics, our experienced and caring team of doctors brings an enormous depth of knowledge and experience to the table for every patient and procedure. We use only the most advanced techniques and offer the highest-quality anesthetics, radiation, and recovery support in Central Ohio. If you are pregnant and experiencing tooth pain, don’t hesitate to reach out – we will work with you to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

Types of local anesthetic that are safe to be used during pregnancy

When you choose an endodontist for your root canal procedure, you are choosing a specialist that offers a depth of knowledge about dental medicine that’s unmatched in the dental industry. This is especially important when you are pregnant, as you are not only considering your health and safety but the health and safety of your fetus as well.

At Central Ohio Endodontics, we ensure that the local anesthetic we use during root canal procedures is safe for both you and your developing baby. There are several different types of local anesthetic that we utilize. According to the American Dental Association, certain types of local anesthesia pose no risk to developing fetuses. Lidocaine is safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your endodontist about which local anesthetic is the right choice for you during your root canal procedure.

Types of radiation that are safe to be used during pregnancy

It is impossible to know if a root canal is needed without proper X-rays, which can give some pregnant women pause when considering whether or not they need a root canal procedure. However, at Central Ohio Endodontics, we believe that you don’t have to go through your pregnancy in pain!

It’s a well-known fact that most doctors warn against all non-essential X-rays during pregnancy. However, due to the advancement of modern shielding and radiographic techniques, it’s becoming commonly understood that essential radiation should not be harmful to your developing fetus. Our doctors use only the most innovative and effective techniques to protect you and your baby from any harmful side effects due to radiation during your diagnostic X-ray.

Central Ohio Endodontics is a leading provider of safe, effective, and advanced dental procedures in the Central Ohio area for years, and we are proud to have helped hundreds of our neighbors experience life free of dental pain. If you inform us of your pregnancy before your appointment, we will do all we can to protect your health and the health of your baby during any procedures you choose to undergo at our office. For questions or concerns, or to receive instructions before your endodontic appointment, please contact our office today, and we will be happy to guide you towards the best outcome for you and your growing family!