Pregnancy causes physical changes that may have significant effects on oral health of the mother. Under the effect of new hormones, it may have signs of fatigue, nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy, which usually fade thereafter. It may also have an excessive appetite for unusual dishes, which increases the risk of developing cavities. The application of topical fluoride toothpaste with fluoride is much more efficient for the mother and less risk to the foetus.
In addition to increasing appetite, hormonal changes make the gingival tissue susceptible to inflammation, causing an acute gingival often called pregnancy gingivitis. This situation returns to normal after delivery. In early pregnancy and even before, that if it was scheduled, it is recommended that pregnant women to make a visit for teeth cleaning and scaling, and maintain a good oral hygiene thereafter.
It must warn of his condition. We do not generally make Radiography except in cases of extreme necessity with lead apron because the foetus is sensitive to radiation. Other types of dental treatment will be preferably in the second trimester of pregnancy. Local anaesthesia administered during a dental treatment is safe for the foetus, regardless of the trimester of pregnancy.
However, certain medications can cause foetal malformations.
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