Many women start preparing for mother-hood even before pregnancy. Prevention is always the best way to avoid possible dental problems. It is better for you to see your dentist for a check-up before pregnancy.
Dental work while pregnant can be important to keep you and your baby healthy. From routine care to more serious procedures, it’s important that you keep up with whatever care you need.
Since your hormones change when you are pregnant, your gums can swell and become irritated more easily. You need to do your regular check-up to prevent the apparition of gum disease or other pathologies. If you’re eating more carbohydrates than usual, this can cause decay. Morning sickness can increase the amount of acid your mouth is exposed to, which can eat away at the outer covering of your tooth.
Healthy teeth and gums lead to better nutrition and reduce inflammatory chemicals in the body.
Studies showed that using anaesthesia (lidocaine) is safe for the baby and the mum when used for fillings or root canal treatment during pregnancy, just make sure which product is your dentist using for you.
You have to know that it’s good to get these procedures done by the second trimester as during the third trimester, it becomes hard to lie in a dentist’s chair for a long time. Once you reached this trimester it’s better to postpone your dental treatment untill you will have your baby, but if an emergency occurs the treatment needed will be provided by your dentist.
You should try to limit medications during pregnancy. You should always consult with your doctor about your choice of medication if you experience pain! We do not recommend medication containing salicylic acid or ibuprofen, especially in the first and last trimester of pregnancy.
There should be no teeth lost just because a woman has a baby. Your dental hygiene must be perfect during your pregnancy to avoid problems.
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