Pregnancy and Oral Health
Many women say that pregnancy is the most beautiful period of their lives, but apart from this, it is also the most demanding in terms of the general health of the mother.
During pregnancy, with hormones dancing up and down, high estrogens in a pregnant woman show an increased gum response to the microbial stimulus and gestational gingivitis often develops.
Existing gingivitis or periodontitis may flare up during pregnancy. This necessitates proper oral hygiene and frequent monitoring by the dentist.
In some cases, some “tumors” may develop in the gums called pregnancy scars. They are associated with inflammation and other local irritants such as tartar, decayed teeth, malignant occlusions, etc. They usually resolve on their own after childbirth.
They do not need any dental treatment unless they insist, where they are surgically removed. In cases where the patches are large, preventing chewing and bleeding, they can be removed during pregnancy, although this is rare.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, when the baby’s organs are formed, dental procedures should be avoided, while the second trimester of pregnancy is considered the most suitable for cleaning, hair removal and radical scraping, as it is safe for most dental procedures. work such as sealing, cleaning, etc.
But beware! Any administration of drugs and any dental procedure should always be done, with the consent of the gynecologist.