Pregnancy and Dental Visits

Pregnancy controls all aspects of a woman’s life, even her dental visit.  It is important to follow a few guidelines when you go. First, be sure to let the dentist and hygienist know how far along your pregnancy is, and if you are experiencing a high risk pregnancy. Secondly you should disclose if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications. Third, it is important to reveal an changes in your oral health. This would include color of your tissue, pain in your gums, bleeding of gums, or swelling of tissue. Finally, let him know if you have any painful or loose teeth. While you want to obtain your doctor’s approval before getting radiographs it is sometimes necessary to diagnose decay or infection. If either of these conditions is left untreated it can be more risky to your pregnancy than dental treatment or radiographs.