There are many concerns for expecting moms around dental work. It is normal to be worried about what may affect the baby or not. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are highly recommended. But sadly many mothers-to-be skip dental visits which can be extremely dangerous.
It isn’t normal to have mouth pain during your pregnancy. This main may cause more harm to your baby then have a treatment. It is known that gum disease and not caring for your teeth can lead to prematurity. Getting professional dental cleaning is safe and helps to keep your mouth and your baby healthy.
During pregnancy, women can experience swollen gums, bleeding and trapped food because of the rise in hormone levels. It is important that during pregnancy women still see their dentist to ensure they don’t get an oral infection.
If dental work is done during pregnancy, the second trimester is the best time. The reason for this is that during the third trimester you might find it hard to lie on your back. Also postpone non-emergency dental work until the second trimester or until after your baby is born.
Always, always let your dentist know you are pregnant. Your mouth’s health is just as important as your general health. It is essential to your and your baby’s health that you talk with your dentist to determine the risks and health benefits of a dental procedure.