Visiting the dentist while you are pregnant is not only safe – it is also necessary. Our mouth is a major getaway to blood vessels and other organs, and keeping it clean should be a priority – especially during pregnancy. Studies have shown that pregnant women with poor oral hygiene habits can develop gum disease, which is dangerous for themselves and their babies alike.
At Waters Green Dental, we are happy to welcome pregnant women in need of dental care to our practice. Seeing the dentist in Macclesfield while you are pregnant is completely safe and we will do our best to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Is it safe to have dental treatments during my second trimester?
Dental check-ups and treatments are safe during every trimester of your pregnancy. Even x-rays are safe and we will take all the necessary steps and precautions to ensure that you are adequately protected. For the most part, there is no need to have dental treatments such as dental implants or other cosmetic or teeth straightening treatments before giving birth, unless it is necessary for your oral health. In any case, there is no increased risk of miscarriage or other complications.
Can I take pain medications for pain control?
Your dentist in Macclesfield will take care to prescribe the safest combination of painkillers possible to ease your pain after treatment. We are careful to prescribe drugs that are safe for pregnant women and to not prescribe them for a long period of time. If pain and discomfort continue, you should see us as soon as possible in case you need further treatment. Always remember that you shouldn’t take any drugs without your dentist’s consent – some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can be dangerous (ibuprofen is one of them).
Don’t neglect your dental care after your baby is born
Once your baby is born, you shouldn’t neglect your dental care. Continue brushing your teeth regularly and keep your baby’s teeth and gums clean with a soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can bring them to the dentist in Macclesfield as soon as their first teeth erupt.