Radiology or X- rays are an important aid to any dental treatment. Even if a pregnant female visits the dentist, x-rays may be required for the treatment planning and execution. An individual may undergo X-rays with adequate precautions. The second trimester is considered to the safest period for any dental treatment. The risk to the foetus from a few units of radiation is extremely little as the radiation concentrated and localised to the tooth concerned. Two dental x-rays expose the pregnant patients to 0.02 msv (2500 times amount would required to harm the foetus)!
Take precautions during X-rays for a Pregnant female!
As a precaution and norm one must not expose to more than 3 times in each semester to any radiation. However a lead apron may reduce the risk of the exposure by 90%. It should be kept in mind that a dental infection may also cause damage to the foetus.
Can I visit Dentist During Pregnancy? Know more about Dental X-rays and pregnancy.
With adequate precautions and limiting the exposure during a pregnant female visit; she can undergo Dental X-rays. At Royal Dental Clinics we have inhouse CBCT, and OPG wherein we can control the exposure. For chairside we use digital radiology which required only 10% of exposure when compared with conventional radiology. To book your teleconsultation appointment click here.