Planning for a baby? Visit a dentist first…!! Why? Here are a few tips to take care of your dental health before, during and after pregnancy..
We advise you to visit your dentist for a routine dental check up, fillings, cleaning and x rays before you plan for a baby, because during pregnancy, it is difficult for patient and dentist both to do certain dental treatments and we are unable to prescribe you many meditations as they are contraindicated during pregnancy. X-rays are also contraindicated as it is harmful for the foetus.
Gum problems can occur during pregnancy due to hormonal changes which should be addressed accordingly with the concern
from your gynecologist. If left untreated, can lead to pre-term or low birth weight infant.
You should avoid self medications for your dental problems as it can affect your baby. Dental Procedures are safe during second trimester (i.e. 4-6 months)