A piece of advice Hello Ladies I am 15 weeks pregnant. Since one week my I had been having a terrible tooth ache and was not able to eat anything. When I went to the dentist, he told me that it was due to a wisdom tooth eruption and that it's better I get it extracted if it's causing me so much pain. First of all, I was too scared to get it done because of the pregnancy because I read all over the internet that X-Rays are very harmful etc. etc. But many sites also said that any dental work is better done during the second trimester and that dentists usually take enough precautions while working on a pregnant woman. Finally, with a letter of permission from OB/GYN, I got the 2 troublesome teeth extracted. It was a horrible experience for me, not because the dentist was bad or anything, but the pain and the nervousness and top of that, constant fear that something might affect the pregnancy. Since they do not give general anesthesia for pregnant women, I was aware of what was going on and that only made it all the more scary! I have now been presecribed antibiotics and painkillers that are apparently safe to take during pregnancy, but I am still trying as much as possible to avoid taking the painkiller. So all those ladies who are TTC, I sincerely advice a dental check-up also to add to the list of "things to do" before getting pregnant, and if needed, getting anything teeth-related fixed in the beginning itself. The doctor that performed the surgery on me was an Indian and he said that Indians tend to neglect their dental health a lot and that usually manifests in the old age. Dr.Preethi, you are a dentist. Please let me know if this is wrong information. Thank you!