I just found out I am pregnant. Before I knew that, I had complete porcelain veneers placed on my teeth. My aunt told me that you can’t have dental work while you are pregnant. Did I do something that will harm the baby?
First, congratulations on becoming a mother! What wonderful news. Now, I want you to take a deep breath. Your aunt is a tad confused. In dental school, we are taught to do our best to schedule dental work for pregnant women in the second trimester. That is because in the first trimester, things are a bit riskier and in the third trimester, women are usually too large to sit comfortably in the dental chair.
That being said, getting porcelain veneers will not have caused your baby any harm. The only medication used during this procedure is Lidocaine. This particular medication has been deemed safe for use on pregnant women. It is often even used during the delivery itself. Your baby will have no ill effects from you getting your smile makeover.
Best to you and the little one.
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