What You Need to Know About Dental Care During Pregnancy

What You Need to Know About Dental Care During Pregnancy

How should oral and dental care be done during pregnancy?

Personal oral care during pregnancy is no different than in the normal period. Teeth should be brushed at least 2 times a day. In addition to brushing, dental floss and auxiliary mouthwashes should be used.

Is there any tooth loss during pregnancy?

The idea that “every child takes a tooth” is unfortunately a common belief in our country. However, this is not true. This is not the case for a mother-to-be who performs oral care correctly and regularly.

Does nausea and vomiting during pregnancy cause tooth wear?

Gastric acid from the stomach to the mouth as a result of vomiting can damage the teeth. In order to prevent wear and sensitivity in the teeth, the mouth should be rinsed with plenty of water after vomiting and the amount of acid should be reduced. After vomiting, 20 – 30 minutes should be waited for brushing. Toothbrushing is not done right away. Because brushing immediately, stomach acid contact can cause more damage to the surface of the tooth.

What to do if a toothache occurs during pregnancy?

Toothache is the most basic precursor to oral health problems. You should visit your dentist as soon as possible. If there is a situation that requires intervention, a program can be made with your gynecologist and dentist.

During which period can dental treatments be performed during pregnancy?

If there is no intervention during pregnancy, emergency teeth that are thought to cause more harm to the mother can be treated. The most suitable period for treatments is the period between 3-6 months of pregnancy. It is best for the dentist and obstetrician to decide together according to the type of treatment and the person, regardless of the period of pregnancy.

Can a pregnant patient’s tooth be anesthetized?

Local anesthesia can be applied in this process.

Can a dental X-ray be taken of a pregnant patient?

In a very urgent situation and if x-ray examination is necessary, it can be taken by taking the necessary precautions (lead apron, etc.).

Can a pregnant patient undergo dental treatment? What treatments can be done?

In the 1-3 month period; Unnecessary interventions should be avoided. However, treatments such as extraction of teeth that require urgent treatment and root canal treatment can be performed.

In the 3-6 month period; In this period, tooth extraction, fillings, root canal treatments, etc., which are not suitable to be postponed until the end of pregnancy. Many treatments are available.

In the period of 6-9 months; In this period, as in the first trimester, interventions other than emergency treatments should be postponed until postpartum.

Is dental treatment done immediately after pregnancy?

With the termination of pregnancy, the metabolic pressure on the body disappears. As soon as the mother feels well, she can start her treatment.


Fatih Hospital

Chief Physician Dt. Ayça SKIN WOLF