Dentistry during pregnancy

Can I treat my teeth during pregnancy?

Even if you have never had problems with your teeth before, it is almost guaranteed that they will now appear. Therefore, you should prevent possible problems by checking the dentist's teeth. Otherwise - pregnancy can impose an unpleasant imprint not only on you, but on your baby.

Teeth and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, a change in calcium metabolism inevitably occurs. Mom's reserves go to the structure of the bone tissue of the child. Deficiency of this trace element in the body of a pregnant woman is almost common. And if a woman still suffers from toxicosis, then about the normal level of calcium in general you can forget: not only that with food in this case it is almost impossible to get it, so often when toxicosis is washed out of the body and the one that was. In this case (or in any other, when the calcium reserves are insufficient to provide them with a child), the body of the pregnant woman begins to look for it in other places. And the first to suffer are teeth.

The second factor is the salivary gland. Her work during pregnancy changes, which leads to changes in the composition of saliva. Usually, it contains substances that protect tooth enamel from caries. But during this period, the protective properties of saliva are falling. In addition, the immunity of the mother is significantly weakened, and along with other infections it can be attacked and caries. Scientists claim that in 30% of pregnant women who have hidden foci of infection, infection of the fetus occurs, which entails the birth of children with low immunity, disruption of the digestive system and the development of other diseases. In addition, it is proved that in this case the child will also have tooth decay.

In addition to caries, a pregnant woman often suffers from pulpitis, gingivitis, periodontitis ... So the teeth and mouth with pregnancy should be under strict control.

Dentistry during pregnancy is necessary!

Actually, you and doubts should no longer arise in that, that you need to treat your teeth during pregnancy. All fears about anesthesia and fluorography are absolutely groundless. Modern dental clinics have painkillers in their arsenal that practically do not penetrate the placental barrier and do not contain vasoconstrictor substances. So anesthesia does not pose any threat to you or the baby.

Exactly the same as the X-ray. In order to qualitatively treat the teeth (especially with regard to the need for treatment of canals), fluorography is simply necessary. Do not be afraid to go through it. First, you are protected by a "lead" apron during the procedure. Secondly, the dose of X-rays is tens of times lower than potentially dangerous for health. And with modern equipment and the method of radiography (when the projection of the rays occurs on a highly sensitive electronic sensor), the risk of such irradiation is reduced by another tenfold. And that's not all: X-rays are directed strictly into the bone tissue of the tooth, so that they can not reach the baby with all their desire.

In view of all of the above, one single conclusion suggests: one can not simply heal teeth during pregnancy, but it is necessary! If you started to fly "teeth" - run to the dentist to treat them. In the meantime, everything is in order - go for a preventive examination. Do not let "dental problems" spoil you this particular period. Dental treatment in no way can affect the development of the fetus. But the sick teeth are a serious threat to him.

Just keep in mind, that not all dental manipulations are harmless during pregnancy. To treat teeth, of course, is necessary. But to remove or implant them during pregnancy is undesirable. The same applies to the bleaching procedure with chemical pastes and gels.

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