Twenty percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and 80% of those miscarriages occur in the first trimester. However, there is no association between dental procedures and the incidence of miscarriage. Despite this fact, elective treatments are often delayed during the first trimester because of fear that dental procedures will be associated with miscarriages that occur spontaneously more often in the first trimester. Women should not be prevented from receiving needed dental care based on unfounded fears.
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