Dental Care During Pregnancy Guidelines
Here are just a few guidelines to keep in mind during your pregnancy:
Inform your dentist of your pregnancy the next time you see them
Inform your dental team of the names and dosages of medications, vitamins, and supplements you’re currently taking
Let your dentist know of any special medical advice/instructions your doctor has given you as it may impact/alter your treatment plan
Let them know as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any dental pain or anything that is of concern to you
How Does Pregnancy Impact Oral Health?
Due to hormonal changes, pregnant women may notice changes in their oral health. They might find that their gums get red, puffy, and tender. Or they might get mouth ulcers called pregnancy tumors (they’re non-malignant).
Some of these issues may go away on their own either during or after pregnancy.
However, if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, contact your El Segundo dentist right away. They will evaluate you for pregnancy-related gum disease and provide treatment/therapy options that provide relief.