Dental treatment during pregnancy

Dental treatment during pregnancy

Many women are worried about visiting a dentist during pregnancy. Usually, they turn to their GP, a gynecologist, do a lot of medical tests, but a few of them turn to a dentist. Routine dental examinations as well as tartar and plaque cleaning are not only safe, but are also recommended and can be done at any time during pregnancy.

When is the best time for visiting the dental office during pregnancy?

Which dental procedures should be avoided and not during pregnancy?

Does the risk of caries and tooth sensitivity during pregnancy increase and what other changes in the oral cavity occur during this period?

In some cases, gums during pregnancy can react sharply to local irritants such as caries, protruding edges of fillings and crowns, large amounts of tartar and form "pregnancy tumors." They are benign and usually disappear after birth, but may need to be professionally removed by a dentist or a parodontologist.

Nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy, eating foods and drinks with a high content of simple carbohydrates such as candy, cakes, biscuits, juices and soft drinks with added sugars lead to maintaining high levels of acidity in the mouth and increase the risk of caries and tooth sensitivity.