Going to the dentist while pregnant:

  • Abdomen must be shielded with apron if x-rays are necessary.
  • Inform your dentist of your pregnancy.
  • May use Xylocaine or Lidocaine without epinephrine.
  • May take pain medications, such as Tylenol #3 or Lortab. Use sparingly and for a short term only.
  • May not take ASA/NSAIDS.
  • Nitrous anesthesia is not recommended unless absolutely necessary; it must be authorized by your OB physician first.