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Dental Fitness In Pregnancy - How To Attain It?

Dental Fitness In Pregnancy - How To Attain It?

Pregnancy brings with it a whole lot of body system changes and oral health is no exception. Some simple careful planning, however, can help avoid a lot of oral health complications associated with pregnancy. The hormonal changes during pregnancy have a direct effect on the oral health - higher incidence of decay, pregnancy gingivitis, and pregnancy tumors. Additionally, morning sickness affects the regular oral care, leading to more plaque and decay.

Before pregnancy: If you are planning to get pregnant, then a dental visit can help you get a thorough check-up ahead of the pregnancy. A routine cleaning and check for cavities should be sufficient to avoid any urgent treatment need during the period of pregnancy.

During pregnancy: If you were not able to do your pre-pregnancy dental visit, inform the dentists about pregnancy as early as possible. All elective procedures can be done after the delivery. Only really essential treatment that cannot wait until the delivery should be undertaken during pregnancy, most safe if done during the 4th to 6th months.

Listed below are some points to consider as far as oral/dental health is considered during pregnancy:

1. Scaling and polishing can be done as usual
2. Inform the dentist about all the medications that you are advised by your gynecologist
3. Periodic check-up once in 3 months to reduce severity of gum disease and decay
4. Good oral hygiene measures including brushing, flossing, and rinsing
5. Try a bland toothpaste if morning sickness is very severe
6. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Tooth formation happens in the third month and requires diet rich in calcium and minerals
7. Avoid sweet snacks which can lead to greater plaque formation

The hormone changes combined with oral infection (could be gum disease or tooth decay) can lead to severe effects on the developing baby. It is extremely important to avoid dental infections, as these may necessitate antibiotics, require x-rays, and even require treatment like root canal and/or extraction, all of which are best avoided until after the baby is delivered. It is considered safe for dental procedures to be done during the 4th to 6th month. Though now there are safer measures to do x-rays and dental procedures, they are best avoided, unless in case of emergency. This emergency situation can be avoided by better planning and some minimal care.

Severe gum disease could also lead to premature or low birth weight of the baby. So plaque buildup should be avoided which leads to both decay and gum disease.

After delivery: After the delivery of the baby, please visit your dentist to ensure you have again ensured there is no emergent dental condition requiring attention. Resume your regular dental care after delivery.

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Today dentist extracted 2 teeth and it has been bleeding since. I was asked to bite on a piece of cotton. I have changed the cotton 3 times till now after it is soaked in blood. Can I brush my teeth and when will the bleeding stop and how to stop it?

Today dentist extracted 2 teeth and it has been bleeding since. I was asked to bite on a piece of cotton. I have chan...
If you keep on changing the cotton blood will keep on coming and it get soaked in blood. Brushing can be done after 24 hours. Bleeding usually stops in 1 hour if you follow the instructions properly.
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Can Extraction Of Teeth Lead To Oral Problems?

Can Extraction Of Teeth Lead To Oral Problems?
Teeth may sometimes be pulled out even if they are not decaying or are not infected. True or false? Take the quiz now.
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I am 49 years old female. I had my teeth extracted yesterday. I am still experiencing pain from it. I hurts even if I touch nearby teeth. Should I be worried?

I am 49 years old female. I had my teeth extracted yesterday. I am still experiencing pain from it. I hurts even if I...
No it is common to have pain till 2-3 days. You can consult me at Lybrate for homeopathic treatment if it continues.
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I got my wisdom teeth extracted a month back. Everything was fine but today I discovered a small hard and sharp like projection from my gum just backside where I got the teeth extracted. Is it common or does it require another surgery or any medications to remove the same?

I got my wisdom teeth extracted a month back. Everything was fine but today I discovered a small hard and sharp like ...
Unless until its not painful don't disturb the removal site. Most probably it can be small bone fragment left inside the wound. If it doesn't pain but irritates tongue or other soft tissue causing ulcers then you can get it removed but its not so serious and it will not require another surgery. No need to worry for that.
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Dear Sir/Madam, I got my wisdom teeth extraction yesterday night and some stitches also made. My question is since am smoker is it affect anything since yesterday night only I got teeth extraction.

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I got my wisdom teeth extraction yesterday night and some stitches also made.
My question is since am...
smoking is completely prohibited for a minimum of 24 hrs and ideally atleast 7 days till the extraction wound heals . if you smoke it can result in excessive pain and dry socket
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