Aa
A
A
Close
290648_tn?1211595446
Dental x-rays at 26 weeks
to my surprise, the dental hygenist today recommended i get x-rays, because i didn't last time. (last time i 'thought' i may have been pregnant, and was but didn't test positive yet).
anyway, i said, 'i can't i'm pregnant'

she said, 'but you are in your 3rd trimester, you'll be fine.'

i said, 'i'd rather not be exposed to the radiation.'  (i also think i'm a week or 2 away from my 3rd trimester...but who's counting?)

2 weeks ago my hubby had a bone scan, and i had to stay 8 ft. away from him for 24 hours because they injected something in him... radiation... anyway... i didn't get the x-rays and was shocked she was trying to talk me into it.  i thought we weren't supposed to be exposed to radiation during pregnancy.
Cancel
8 Answers
Page 1 of 1
97615_tn?1212682189
during one of my pregnancies they wanted to do a chest xray.  the tech told me right before i was going to get it that if i was his wife he wouldn allow it.  so i left w/ no xray.  my ashtma dr asked why i didnt get it and he said i would have been fine.  who cares, i felt more comfortable not doing it.  you gotta go by your gut instinct.  :)  good choice.  i wouldnt get it done either.   even if they told me it was fine i wouldnt do it
Comment
Cancel
97615_tn?1212682189
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
290648_tn?1211595446
i found these sites:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/isitsafeto/xrayduringpregexpert/

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/pregnancy/fetal/373.html

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/xrays.html


Even though the risks of dental x-rays are small, i'd rather not take the chance, and glad I stood my ground, since its an unnecessary xray.  
Comment
Cancel
290648_tn?1211595446
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
296076_tn?1371338074
wouldn't risk it.. better just to wait...
Comment
Cancel
296076_tn?1371338074
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
178239_tn?1277409091
My dental hygenist asks every time I need xrays and will not do it regardless if there is a chance I may be pg. It's not a life altering decision so I would hold off. I went 3 cleanings w/o xrays.
Comment
Cancel
178239_tn?1277409091
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
304653_tn?1217004902
yea... I cant believe she even pushed the subject... she should know her job and not have even concidered it.
I wouldnt want to risk the patient, even though it is low odds.
thanks for posting...
Comment
Cancel
304653_tn?1217004902
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
I've heard no x-rays while pregnant. My 7 year old needed a wrist x-ray recently and I even went outside the room into the hallway, which was protected by reinforced walls and doors.

Dental x-rays are not mandatory anyway, and they can most definitely wait until your next visit, when you are not pregnant. It's not worth the risk.  Good for you to stand up for yourself !!!

You may want to mention the incident to whoever the head dentist, owner, whoever is at your dentist. That just does not seem safe.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
254689_tn?1251183640
I agree - talk to your dentist.  The only reason I can think of doing a dental x-ray is to diagnose something more serious as I read an article by Dr. Gerald diLeo on babyzone who said there's a study linking teeth problems to pre-term labor.  When I went for my cleaning while ttc though, my dentist wouldn't do an x-ray on me for fear that I might already by pregnant.
Comment
Cancel
254689_tn?1251183640
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
i sont think that he should be even telling to have one because your baby doctor will tell you it's a nono so i would'nt do it it's so unsafe.and you should tell him that your prego.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
290648_tn?1211595446
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Dental x-rays at 26 weeks
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Pregnancy Answerers
14346590_tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
287246_tn?1318573663
Blank
Michele, Katy, TX
Katy, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mrsjackson0406
961574_tn?1449149056
Blank
mhv
Lancaster, OH
8489354_tn?1405631362
Blank
Kjens12
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
leviblack
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
5575813_tn?1452484685
Blank
LandM2009, and Hollus commented on LandM2009's status
1 min ago
982214_tn?1449518366
Blank
krichar commented on KTowne's status
21 mins ago
5575813_tn?1452484685
Blank
Hollus commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
23 mins ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
Top Pregnancy Answerers
14346590_tn?1451858157
Blank
jasmine1670
287246_tn?1318573663
Blank
Michele, Katy, TX
Katy, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mrsjackson0406
961574_tn?1449149056
Blank
mhv
Lancaster, OH
8489354_tn?1405631362
Blank
Kjens12
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
leviblack