Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Your child's oral health during development- Pregnancy Dental Visits

Keep up with your 6 month dental checkups! When you schedule your appointment, make sure you tell the staff how far along you are and if you are taking any over-the-counter or prescription medications. Keeping the doctors informed helps as they treat and discuss your oral hygiene as you are pregnant. If you have tooth pain or discomfort, swelling or bleeding in your mouth, or any other changes that you discover call your dentist to discuss what steps should be taken to make sure you and your baby stay healthy. Sometimes x-rays might be needed to diagnose a problem, but there is no need to worry because there are methods to keep you and your baby safe while the x-rays are taken. Sometimes treatments will be postponed until after the birth depending on the risk of the pregnancy, other medical conditions and what your physician and dentist decide. After birth, if you need to have dental work done that requires medication while nursing, check with you dentist, physician and pediatrician to make sure it is safe for baby.

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