Can You Get a Tooth Pulled During Pregnancy?

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By Dr. Joel Bernstien | Updated on Jan 4, 2024
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If a tooth is in such bad shape that it needs to be pulled, then you bet you can (and you should) get it removed while pregnant.

Any and all necessary dental work is perfectly safe during pregnancy1  and should be done. Dental x-rays and local anesthesia for dental work are also safe. The local anesthesia varieties—with or without epinephrine—are both fine.

Remember, take care of your teeth while pregnant; brush and floss regularly, see your dentist for routine cleanings, and get any recommended treatments without delay.

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  1. American Pregnancy Association"Pregnancy and Dental Work"https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/is-it-safe/dental-work-and-pregnancy/.


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Can You Get a Tooth Pulled During Pregnancy?

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By Dr. Joel Bernstien | Updated on Jan 4, 2024
Image for article Can You Get a Tooth Pulled During Pregnancy?

If a tooth is in such bad shape that it needs to be pulled, then you bet you can (and you should) get it removed while pregnant.

Any and all necessary dental work is perfectly safe during pregnancy1  and should be done. Dental x-rays and local anesthesia for dental work are also safe. The local anesthesia varieties—with or without epinephrine—are both fine.

Remember, take care of your teeth while pregnant; brush and floss regularly, see your dentist for routine cleanings, and get any recommended treatments without delay.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. American Pregnancy Association"Pregnancy and Dental Work"https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/is-it-safe/dental-work-and-pregnancy/.


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