Watch Oral Health Closely During Pregnancy
Congratulations, you just found out you’re having your first child! What an exciting time for you and your family! Because you’re about to be a new mom, you’ve probably already planned out months of doctor’s visits and purchased a stack of books to help you during your pregnancy. You’ll have so much to learn and think about during these next few months.
At New Albany Implants, We’re here to help you during this incredible time in your life. Visiting our office to monitor your oral health is vital because pregnancy increases your risk of gum disease. That may not seem like a big deal, but we are continuing to find links between gum disease and serious ailments like diabetes and heart disease. Not to worry, we can develop a treatment plan and provide the best care for you and your child!
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Be sure not to cancel or skip out on your dental appointments while you’re pregnant. In fact, it’s wise to let us know if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. With this information, our office can closely monitor your oral health and easily find changes or issues that arise during your pregnancy. Dr. Receveur also can discuss dental procedures that are safe for you and your baby during pregnancy.
Regular oral screenings and cleanings are important because pregnancy increases the risk of gum disease, which stems from inflammation. Gum disease also has been linked to preterm low-birth weights. You may have a form of gum disease if your teeth bleed while you brush or floss or if you have gum sensitivity. Some studies show that as much as 18 percent of all preterm births are caused by gum disease.
If you are pregnant and are having issues with your oral health, don’t hesitate. Call us today and schedule an appointment. Treating lingering issues can make you and your baby happy and healthier.