ORAL HEALTH : Considerantion for the dental treatment of pregnant women

Oral health care is an essential component of overall health.

Therefore, it is important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy because it has the potential to reduce the transmission of pathogenic bacteria from others to their children.

Dental care is safe for the pregnant patient and can prevent long term health problems for both mother an child.

Despite this, an overwhelming number of woman in Connecticut and around the country do not seek dental care during pregnancy.

This issue is compounded by the possibility that obstetric providers do not routinely incorporate oral health discussions into their clinical practices, and that some Connecticut dentist avoid treating pregnant women beacuse of confusion or misconceptions about the safety and importance of dental treatment during pregnancy.

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The purpose of this document is to provide a concise resource to assist dentist and other health care practitioners in understanding the importance of providing oral health services to pregnant women, and making appropriate decisions about their care.



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