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If I am in my third trimester, what can I expect at my next dental visit?

During your third trimester, you should tell your dentist if you have had any pregnancy complications up to that point. One of the top concerns during the third trimester is comfort. If you are uncomfortable, tell your dentist. Your dentist may allow you to lie on your left side. This decreases the weight of your uterus on the vena cava, one of the major veins that brings blood back to your heart. If you are too uncomfortable, consider rescheduling the procedure until after delivery.

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