When having a new baby, your life becomes one seemingly endless list of things to do to prepare for the arrival of your latest family addition.

From furnishing your baby’s room to packing your night bag … the list of tasks can seem quite daunting. Despite all of this, please don’t forget about your overall health and dental health

Dental Treatments that involve local anaesthetics are safe for pregnant women.

There’s no need to put off having that cavity filled or having any other dental procedures whilst pregnant. The Journal of the American Dental Association assures us that exposing any fetus to anaesthesia should not be a worry.

During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for a woman to increase their risk of tooth decay. This can be attributed to consuming more carbohydrates than normal or neglecting to brush their teeth because they’re either exhausted or not feeling their best or have morning sickness. Women can also experience bleeding gums and, in some cases, develop an exaggerated gag reflex.

The American Dental Association says it is entirely safe to have a root canal, a tooth extraction and even the filling of a cavity, when pregnant.

It’s important to note that X-Rays are deemed safe during pregnancy. The radiation level in a dental X-Ray is low. Neesh Dental’s staff will always use a lead apron to cover your body,  providing  protection of the abdomen.

Due to the fetus starting to develop, the first trimester isn’t an optimal time for dental treatments. Schedule your dental visits for the second trimester or for early in the third trimester. It’s recommended to avoid any dental work later in the third trimester because there is a risk of inducing a premature delivery.

Smile … You’re Pregnant!

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