Congratulations on your pregnancy. It’s a very exciting and nervous time for a new Mum. There are so many do’s and don’ts to worry about. So what about dental work and your oral health?
Dental cleaning and check-ups are not only safe but recommended. The rise in an expecting Mum’s hormones during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, and trap food causing irritation, infections and bad breath.
If you need cavity fillings or crowns, they should be treated to reduce the chance of infection. As long as the Mum is comfortable laying on her back for an extended period of time, it’s completely safe.
Once you are in your final trimester you may postpone all unnecessary dental work until after the birth.
Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.