How should dental follow-up be done in pregnant women?

The first aim of dental treatment during pregnancy is to perform the necessary treatments without causing side effects to the mother or the developing baby. Large or risky transactions should be postponed as much as possible. However, not doing the necessary treatment would be unreasonable and may become more dangerous than the negative side effects that may normally occur during treatment. For example, if there is a bruise near the nerve and this bruise can cause infection and harm your baby, it would be logical to solve the problem without wasting time. It is recommended to avoid x-rays unless necessary in an emergency. If an x-ray is to be taken, it is necessary to protect the abdomen with a lead vest. In addition, the dentist should not use epinephrine-containing drug injections and drugs that can pass through the placental barrier of the baby during the treatments. Penicillin and erythromycin are drugs that can be used when the risk of infection is more dangerous than the risk of antibiotics. Whatever medication you use, get your obstetrician’s approval first.

In which periods of pregnancy should dental treatments be performed?

Except for emergency procedures, only preventive procedures and dental cleaning can be done in the first three months. The ideal period for dental treatments is the second trimester, when the child’s most critical body parts are formed and the risk is minimal. If the patient is comfortable, treatments can be continued in the third trimester.

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