Dental Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has always been a life changing moment for women and is associated with physiological changes affecting almost all the systems especially the endocrine and cardiovascular systems.

It affects nearly every aspect of a woman’s life, including her oral health and may put her in a position which can require a dental treatment.

Although pregnancy is not a contraindication to most of dental treatments, it certainly modifies treatment planning as protection of fetus is the primary concern when administration of ionizing radiation or drugs is considered.

What dental problems can you face during pregnancy?

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Women may face many complications (systemic/oral) during pregnancy, which usually get over after childbirth but may continue for a long time if they are not treated or taken care of during pregnancy.

Rise in hormones may lead to changes in attitude, mood and tolerance levels.


By Mugdha Gulati Motani

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