Is dental work during pregnancy safe?

Answer From Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D.

Dental treatment can be done at any time during pregnancy. However, the best time to perform elective dental treatment during pregnancy is in the second trimester, weeks 14 through 20.

Keep in mind that if you have a dental infection or swelling, you might need immediate treatment. The consequences of not treating an infection during pregnancy outweigh the possible risks of the medications used during dental treatment.

If you have questions or concerns about dental care during pregnancy, talk to your health care provider.


Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D.

June 03, 2020 See more Expert Answers