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Pregnancy & Dentistry

Dental health is no exception during pregnancy and needs twice as much care as a normal person does. At Care Dental we do take care of pregnant women and educate them how this condition can affect your teeth, gums and overall mouth health.

During pregnancy the gums are more likely to become inflamed due to hormonal changes that make them more sensitive to the bacteria in the plaque. This swollen, red, tender gums that bleed when flossed or brushed in pregnant women is a mild form of gum disease known as pregnancy gingivitis.

Meticulous oral hygiene and regular professional cleaning will greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis. The gums will return to normal after pregnancy.

Precautions during Pregnancy:
  • Radiographs can be done for elective procedure while using 2 lead aprons, one to cover the belly and other for general body (double shield).
  • Cleanings can done during any trimester of pregnancy and is recommended every 3-4 months.
  • Avoid major dental work in the first and third trimester. Although it is safe to get dental work done in the second trimester.
  • Avoid local anesthesia with epinephrine in it for any dental procedure.
  • Avoid Tetracyclines (an antibiotic) as they cause mottling and staining of babies teeth.
  • Avoid Sedation Dentistry inhalation or any forms of sedation unless cleared by the doctor.
  • Your Dentist might request a clearance paper to be signed by your OBGYN to start any dental procedure.