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Posted by: JANE | 2011-06-20

DENTAL X-RAYS AND TUNA DURING PREGNANCY

HI DOCTOR

IS IT SAFE TO TAKE DENTAL X RAYS DONE BY A DENTIST DURING PREGNANCY FOR A NORMAL DENTAL CHECK UP?
IS IT SAFE TO EAT TUNA FISH IN A TIN DURING PREGNANCY?

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Jane

X-rays can be taken during pregnancy by covering your womb/abdomen, as well as thyroid with a lead shield. There should however, be a very good reason for having an x-ray taken. I will definately, not suggest that x-rays are taken for a routine dental follow-up.

It is safe to eat tuna from a tin during pregnancy, given that the tin has not been damaged or punctured.

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Dr Anrich

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