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I just found out that I am approximately 5-6 weeks pregnant. I had already made an appointment to have a tooth extraction done with an oral surgeon the tooth has a very large hole(cavity) in the side and must be removed. Is this safe for me to have done? If not what can I do regarding the hole in my tooth.

Women are often safer having an infected tooth extracted than leaving the bacteria in the tooth and risking the chance of an infection, which could compromise the health of you and your baby. Your dentist can assess the extent of risk for you and I recommend that you inform him/her before your appointment of your pregnancy.  Ordinarily, however, if ones oral health is not at risk, such procedures are delayed until postpartem.

 

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