Broken molar during pregnancy | Molar broken off

Broken molar during pregnancy

It is also possible for a molar to break off during pregnancy. This is usually not very serious. The treatment is the same as for non-pregnant women.

If there is no pain and no or only little caries, the piece can often be simply applied with a plastic filling without anaesthesia. If there is pain while drilling or a root canal treatment is necessary, a local anaesthetic must be applied. It is important that the dentist chooses the right anaesthetic, also called local anaesthetic, so that no side effects occur.

The dentist must therefore always be informed about the pregnancy before injecting the anaesthetic. The same applies before an X-ray is taken. X-rays can be very harmful to the unborn child.