Is Oral Surgery Safe during Pregnancy?

1786680 baby jesus lying on white 040214 767Pregnancy is exhausting on a woman’s entire body, and this includes her teeth. If you plan to have children or are expecting, it is good to be informed of the possible problems that pregnancy has on your oral health; you may also be wondering if it is safe to undergo oral surgery during pregnancy. Calgary Dental Clinics in Calgary, AB offers professional oral surgery and will be able to answer any questions you have before making a final decision.

Some of the dental complications that can arise during pregnancy include :

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums of teeth. If not managed early on, it can lead to oral ulcers. Even if you are pregnant, it is important to seek treatment for gingivitis to avoid additional complications, such as anemia, vomiting, and low blood pressure.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, can be problematic during pregnancy and may require emergency dental services. If your wisdom teeth break through, they can cause even more complications by impacting the nearby teeth. Due to the location of the teeth, they can be difficult to clean, leading to bacteria that can cause gum disease and oral infections.

Oral Surgery during Pregnancy

Because oral surgery generally requires x-rays and medications, it should ideally be performed during the second trimester and only with the approval of both your doctor and dentist. During the first trimester, the fetus is still rapidly developing and abnormalities may arise; during the third trimester, you may find it extremely difficult to lie on your back in a dental chair. If you are trying to conceive, it is important to get a dental check-up first and take care of any dental issues before becoming pregnant. If you find that you need oral surgery during pregnancy, contact Calgary Dental Clinics for more information.