Every pregnant mother’s aim is her baby in her tummy to be born healthy, so she does everything to her fetus get every vitamin during its development. Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but unfortunately it can cause a bad time for the mother’s body, this is most often reflected by the dental situation.
Infection, sensitivity and haemophilia affecting the gums are all symptoms of real and/or potential problems. However, if preventative action is taken in good time damage to the parodontium, which may have serious consequences, can be avoided.
During pregnancy you need to pay better attention to any inflammation of the gums and should it occur you need to react quickly. Any inflammation affecting the mother’s body affects the baby’s body too, as mother and baby are one in body and soul.
If you don’t attend to pain in your gums you’ll be unable to eat properly due to dental pain and as a consequence nourishment necessary for the healthy development of your baby won’t be absorbed properly, impacting negatively on your child’s overall well-being.
Check your teeth every morning; touch them and if you experience any sensitivity or observe abnormal redness or bleeding while brushing, please contact our dental hygiene colleauges to ask for help and advice. It’s possible that with simple, thorough, pain-free and professional tartar removal your gum problems will disappear almost immediately.
Almost every pregnant woman experiences parodontium disease due to hormonal changes during pregnancy.
If you never experienced gum disease or sensitivity prior to pregnancy, then most probably you are suffering from a simple gum complaint which can be treated adequately with the aid of a regular dental hygiene programme.
If there existed signs of parodontium disease before pregnancy then we need to pay more attention to the situation because if not it will only worsen, leading to an attack on the lower, harder, treatable parts of the teeth’s roots, causing loose teeth, increased sensitivity and even tooth loss.
Fortunately, cases such as these can be prevented and/or treated by means of regular parodontologic checks.
It’s tooth decay if it reaches the dentine level, so it’s advisable to check the surface of the teeth regularly, the interdentiums and remove any decay in good time.
As your interdentiums are practically invisible to you it’s necessary to attend one of our clinics regularly, where our highly qualified dentists work with cutting-edge technology to examine each tooth thoroughly before sending you home with a unique, personal treatment plan.
You must attend a dental examination at least three times during pregnancy
Rather than attending a bi-annual dental check-up, as commonly recommended, women should visit a dentist every 3 months during pregnancy! Dental hygiene treatment at the hands of a specialist is necessary to ensure the thorough removal of any oral detritus from the teeth and below the gums, thus protecting the teeth from premature decay and preventing gum disease.
Pregnancy necessitates that the expectant mother pays heightened attention to prevention in order to avoid unwanted troubles. Moreover, it’s recommended that prevention is taken seriously as treatments and methods such as saliva tests, ozone therapy and tartar removal are simple, painless procedures.
The second trimester is the ideal time in which to schedule dental treatment.
Long term pain and the misery it causes are far more damaging to a foetus than any painkiller administered in a given situation.
If you have any problems with your teeth, Tibor Dental can sort it out. Contact us for a consultation or you can just simply call us to have a conversation about your dental situation.