I am 15 weeks pregnant. Due to an abcessed tooth I need a root canal. It is my top front tooth that is under a bridge. The dentist did 1 x-ray to confirm this but told me I may need up to 10 more to get this work done.
Is this an excessive amount of x-rays for 1 root canal?
My ob-gyn was so unconcerned about my getting dental x-rays during pregnancy. That lead apron thing was all he seemed to think was needed. It might be that your dentist is milking the insurance or something -- I don't know if 10 is excessive or not -- but the x-rays aren't going to harm you. Don't let it hold you off from getting the work done, you need to get anything bacterial out of your system if you are pregnant.
ps -- If you want an honest estimate of how many x-rays are really needed, tell your dentist you're going to see his rival dentist across the street. (LOL)
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