Emergency Dental Work During Pregnancy
Emergency dental work during pregnancy can be done only with the guidance from your obstetrician and your dentist. Most of the dental work can be avoided until the delivery. Pregnant women should be very careful while using any products or any medications.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), pregnant women must maintain a well balanced diet with all the essential supplements, Brush the teeth at least twice a day with the ADA-accepted fluoride containing toothpaste, floss every day, regular visit to the dentist and professional dental cleanings.
Dental work during pregnancy:
What are the essential dental work that can be performed during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, if one experiences severe dental pain, then an emergency treatment can be performed by consulting your obstetrician and dentist. But, it should include minimal emergency X-rays which must be completed without any delay. They can also include local anesthesia, which must be used conservatively.
What are the dental work that need to be avoided during pregnancy?
Pregnant women, especially during their early stages of pregnancy should avoid some of the effective dental treatments. These include whitening of the teeth, bonding and routine dental X-rays.
What dental care should be taken?
Every individual should go for a regular professional cleaning for every 6 months. Make a regular check up or regular appointment with your dentist. Because, bleeding from gums is more common among expecting mom’s during pregnancy. Thus, one may feel it better and helpful to have frequent cleaning of the teeth than usual.
How does dental problems affect their health and the baby’s health?
According to the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, in July 2001, shows that most pregnant women don’t visit a dentist, although they experience dental problems. These dental problems can lead to gum diseases and to other health problems later. However, it affects the mom’s health, it also affects the baby’s health due to the link between the gum diseases and preterm birth.