During pregnancy, gum disease doesn’t just endanger you, it endangers your unborn child, as well. Periodontal disease risks become heightened during pregnancy because it means that an ongoing bacterial infection impacts your unborn baby as well as your own health. Wherever possible, women should take time for a gum and oral health assessment before becoming pregnant. This could lower your chances of several periodontal disease-connected risks for pregnancy. The old adage of losing a tooth for every child doesn’t have to happen and Dr. Raj at Madison Family Dental can help. Even women with healthy gums before pregnancy could be at increased risk for gum and oral problems due to fluctuating pregnancy hormones.
Early delivery and associated premature delivery problems could be caused by gum disease during pregnancy. Low birth weight is also something that can be linked to oral health problems in the mother.
Pregnancy gingivitis is common, particularly in the second trimester. Many women worry about this but some don’t realize that they can get help. If you experience any oral health problems during pregnancy, contact Madison Family Dental and explain that you are pregnant.
We will help you explore treatment options that will be safe for baby while helping you minimize the chance of oral health putting your pregnancy and your baby at risk.
We can help with pre-conception cleanings and check-ups as well as oral health treatments that are done in a way that do not put baby at risk.
Dr. Raj and the Madison Family Dental team get great reviews for family dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. People of all ages appreciate our patient-centric approach that strives to put you at ease and handle any dental problems with minimally-invasive options wherever possible.
Gum disease puts your teeth at risk and is linked to a variety of systemic diseases. In addition to gum disease putting pregnancy at risk, it’s also linked to diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, increases risk of stroke, can boost risk for certain cancers, and the list goes on. Your oral health is heavily linked to your overall health so taking care of it before, during, and after pregnancy is important.
And once your little one starts to get his or her first teeth we’re happy to help establish a lifelong set of good oral habits.
Madison Family Dental goes beyond the ordinary services of the average dental office. In addition to the routine cleaning and x-rays, we perform everything from tooth whitening to treatment for TMJ pain. Many of our patients are surprised to learn the connection between dental health and ailments that seem far removed from problems of the teeth and gums. For example, we also successfully use dentistry to address sleep apnea.
Additionally, we provide a range of periodontal services to keep your gums healthy. We educate our patients on the importance of staying alert for early signs of gum problems because they can easily lead to even more serious issues. Good gum hygiene is crucial for our patients who also struggle with diabetes.