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Periodontal infections have been linked to PREMATURE DELIVERY!
BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT:
Make a dental appointment for a thorough exam and have your teeth professionally cleaned.
Complete any restorative treatment (fillings or crowns) before becoming pregnant. Once you are pregnant, any restorative treatment will be postponed until after the delivery of your baby. This is to protect your baby's growth and development.
Do NOT skip dental appointments. The dental office should be informed of your pregnancy and all necessary precautions will be taken.
Pregnant women should avoid dental x-rays. Should you have a dental emergency, we will use extreme caution to keep protect you and your baby. Our office also uses digital radiography which uses the very least amount of radiation necessary.
Pay close attention to your gums. If tenderness or bleeding develop, this could be the side effect of the hormonal changes you are going through. This is a condition called pregnancy gingivitis and will place you in a higher risk of developing periodontal disease.
"Morning sickness" - the nausea you may experience during your pregnancy plays a huge factor in your dental health. The acid reflux you may experience may cause erosion and decay. Rinse your mouth out with water or a mouth rinse if you suffer from morning sickness or frequent vomiting.