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Are Dental X-rays Safe for You During Pregnancy?

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2023
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Alexia filing charts When you visit the dental office and need to have dental x-rays completed, our team in Dr. Lenny Slepchik’s office in downtown Montreal will always ask if you are pregnant. And for a good reason ! There is a lot of misinformation surrounding dental x-rays and pregnancy, leaving many women unsure about whether or not they should have necessary procedures done during this time. Let’s learn more about dental x-rays and if there are risks of having them taken while pregnant.

Are Dental X-rays Safe During Pregnancy? 

Generally speaking, dental x-rays are considered safe to receive during pregnancy because levels of radiation that are used are extremely low. However, this does not mean that you cannot be particularly cautious when it comes to exposing yourself to radiation during your pregnancy. If you feel nervous about undergoing an x-ray while pregnant, please do not hesitate to speak with Dr. Slepchik or a team member about what options may be available for you. There are certain situations where dental x-rays may be necessary in order to diagnose a serious problem. 

What About Dental X-rays During Routine Visits?

If you visit our office regularly for cleanings and evaluations and have no immediate dental concerns, our team will often skip a dental x-ray if you are currently pregnant. This is to eliminate any unnecessary radiation when there is no emergency or painful dental problem that needs to be evaluated further with x-ray imaging.

Your Safety Is Important to Us !

At our office, the safety and health of our patients always comes first.   If you have  any concerns, no matter how small, we are always ready to work with you to devise a plan that gives you peace of mind and allows us to meet your dental needs.

Request a Visit With Our Team Today!

So if you are pregnant and need a dental x-ray completed, do not let this keep you from receiving the dental care you may need. Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team are here to support you, answer any questions that you may have, and ensure an excellent experience in our office. We look forward to seeing you soon ! Call 514-875-7971 to request an appointment at our downtown Montreal office, or email us at [email protected].

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