Oral Health and Pregnancy FAQ

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If you’re pregnant, you likely already recognize what a hectic time of your life pregnancy can be. You may have thought that you’d spend this period primarily resting, but many women find that between visits to the doctor’s office and the hospital and time spent baby-proofing the house, there seems to be too little time in the day. As your oral healthcare provider, we’d be remiss not to endorse that you ensure visits to our office remain a regular part of your schedule; pregnancy is one of the most key times of your life to maintain strong oral health.

The following are some questions we get about pregnancy and oral care:

Is it really secure to visit the dentist while I’m expectant?

Yes, and major organizations in both dentistry and other health fields suggest it. The American Dental Association (ADA), the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all endorse oral procedures during pregnancy.

When should I let your office know that I’m expectant?

If you are at our office and receiving treatment, please tell us about it if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. We will use this info to adjust treatments and medication suggestions. If you recognize that you have become pregnant, call our office to schedule a visit so we can develop a customized service plan for you and your baby.

What can happen if I disregard my dental procedure during pregnancy?

If you’re not adamant about practicing awesome oral hygiene while you’re pregnant, you could form or exacerbate conditions like pregnancy gingivitis, a type of periodontal disease that forms during pregnancy as you are eating higher-than-usual amounts of calories and increasing your risk of gum inflammation and tenderness. You could also go the full nine months without noticing any major dental agony, but underlying disorders could be wreaking havoc on your teeth and affecting the well-being of your child.

Please play it safe during pregnancy and make dental checkups a priority. We care about your wellbeing and the welfare of your child, and we’ll do all that we can to aid you to have a safe pregnancy. Give us a call at 770-429-0955 now to schedule your next checkup with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw in Kennesaw, Georgia.