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 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 along with their Madison Family Dental team get great reviews for family dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. People of all ages appreciate the 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 as well as 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.
Call Dr. Raj dental office, serving Madison and the greater Nashville area at (615) 455-8663 regarding a periodontal health assessment before conception, for help with gum disease symptoms or pregnancy gingivitis, or for other dental areas, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services.