The ADA reported on recommendations made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in which they advised it is safe for pregnant women to see their dentists during their pregnancy. This includes routine cleanings, X-rays, fillings, and treatments such as root canals and extractions. In addition, dental anesthetics, with or without epinephrine have been deemed safe during pregnancy.
Oral health is important, and disease should not be left untreated. Some oral diseases are transmissible, such as caries, which can be passed from mother to infant. Delaying treatment can cause increased problems and costs. Early prevention is always advisable. A healthy mother has a better chance of having a healthy baby!