Pregnancy dental care

Pregnant woman faces physiological, psychological and hormonal changes. Hormonal changes in pregnancy make women more susceptible to gum problems.Undiagnosed or untreated periodontal diseases during pregnancy may worsen the condition of the tooth, sometimes leading to tooth loss.

Pregnancy epulis

A localised enlargement of the gum which can bleed easily which may require additional professional cleaning and rarely excision.

Gum problems during pregnancy are not due to increased plaque but poor response to plaque as a result of hormonal changes.

Pre pregnancy dental health

If you are planning on getting pregnant have a dental health checkup done. It will be more convenient for you to have elective procedures done before you conceive. Non urgent procedures can be performed during second trimester of pregnancy

An expectant mother maintaining a good oral hygiene is less likely to get dental health problems during pregnancy.

Inform us if you are pregnant

Although the exposure is very low,we might put of taking X-rays until after the birth of your baby to ensure your you and your child’s safety.

Remember

There is a link between gum disease in pregnant women and premature premature birth may be triggered by chronic periodontal problems that is long time infection of the gums appropriate dental treatment of the mother may reduce the risk of premature birth.

Pregnant women with excessive bacterial growth in her mouth can cause it onto her foet us through blood stream, which will trigger production of chemicals such as prostaglandins that are suspected to induce premature labour.

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