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#1 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

I had upper and lower jaw surgery over 2 years ago and my ortho wants to do the final Xrays. Also my surgeon will want to do his Xrays as well to make sure nothing has moved etc...

Sorry if it sounds like a stupid question - but I honestly have no idea if you can have an Xray when you are pg. Can you or is it advised not to?

My appointment with the Ortho is on the 7th and my next u/s is on the 10th (to see if my little one still has a heart beat) and I will be 9w3d pg.

I  have no problems with cancelling the appointments if there is a problem.



#2 elmo_mum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

because its such a localised x ray, should be ok

just let em know beforehand
and make sure u wear a lead apron

#3 MuminMtEliza

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

I've had xrays whilst pregnant but it was later in the pregnancy. I remember them commenting that they preferred not to do X-rays early on in the pregnancy as the baby was developing. Give the X-ray place a call - I imagine they would prefer not to do them early on in a pregnancy if not essential however as it would be your face, not abdomen, they might be happy to do them. Fingers crossed that your u/s shows a strong heartbeat. Good luck.

#4 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

I should also mention the xrays are done at the ortho's office. So i wouldn't have a clue if they'd have a lead apron

#5 gab72

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

I think if its something that you can postpone, then do. Just to be on the safe side. x

#6 Domestic Goddess

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

I had an X-ray done of my chest, much closer to bub, after being electrocuted at 23 weeks. I got blown 2 meters away and landed on my back. So I had no choice.
They had a special lead apron that they put over my tummy to protect bubs against radiation.

Though with a jaw X-ray, it isn't as close to bub as a chest X-ray. But if you're worried, ask if they have a similar apron to put over your tummy just in case.

#7 laridae

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

You can, but its not recommended.
Call them and tell them you are pregnant.  The should be able to advise you if its important enough to risk it or not.

FWIW, I needed an x-ray while pregnant as they were going to take my wisdom teeth out - they decided it wasn't worth the risk and I had to wait until after.

#8 lozoodle

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

I wouldnt risk it unless unavoidable.

I had a dentist refuse last pregnancy and this pregnancy my dd had to have a foot x ray and i had to wait behind a screen.

#9 Katie_bella

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

Speak to your surgoen, they may be happy to wait until after bubs is born.

If not, don't stress, they will put a lead apron over your tummy. (yes they will have one of these, even if the xray machine is just in your surgeons rooms, they have to)

#10 BJBubbles

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

I echo what PP"s have said.  Call the specialists, tell them your pregnant and get their opinion.

Especially given what you've been through, and are still going through, personally I would probably put it off - at least until later in the pregnancy, but preferably until after...

FWIW, my dentist doesn't do mouth x-rays (and he uses the new fancy digital ones) when you are PG, or even if you think you might be pregnant!

Good luck
xox

#11 glasnost

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

I was worried about having an x-ray at the dentist during early pregnancy (before I realised I was pregnant) and I read some where that you would get more radiation on a plane ride to Europe than in a modern dental x-ray. I would agree with PPs though that if it isn't urgent I would put it off at least until after baby arrives or later in pregnancy when there is less risk of birth defects however I definitely wouldn't be overly worried if they tell you that you need to have it.

#12 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

If they need to do an X-ray, they will. They will just use precautions like a lead apron over your belly. If it can wait 9 months, they will generally prefer to wait though.

FWIW, I was a vet nurse when I unexpectedly fell pregnant with my first. I didn't realise I was pregnant until I was about 9 weeks and had been doing loads of X-rays at work (i used to develop them manually too, with all the nasty chemicals). I freaked about it how many times I had exposed my baby to X-rays, but my GP and the hospital ob's all told me not to worry and that it was fine. Given your situation though, I'd choose to wait a little while.

#13 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Thanks everyone - have decided to cancel the appointment and do it later. original.gif

#14 Justaduck

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I had to have on, but it was at 31 weeks. I had been having bad chest pains and they needed to rule out pneumonia. I was really apprehensive being that the lower part of the xray was near bub.

They gave me the lead thing to hold over my belly & told me that I would get more radiation in a plane ride from Bris - Mel that I would from the chest x-ray. They did tell me though that it was nowhere near as risky in the third trimester as the developing has mainly been completed...where as in the first a lot is still going on




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