Nashville Smile Team Offers Pre-Conception Dental Screenings and Reminds Women About the Importance of Gum Health During Pregnancy

Nashville women who plan to become pregnant can benefit from a pre-conception oral health check-up. This check-up can ensure your gums are healthy, that your teeth are cleaned, and that any issues with dental health can be addressed before you become pregnant, when most issues are much easier to rectify.

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for dealing with dental problems as well as the fact that certain procedures and medications cannot be used at all, for the protection of your baby.

If you aren’t able to get a check-up in before pregnancy, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Pregnancy gingivitis is common but should be treated. If you start to notice bleeding gums while pregnant, your dentist can offer a dental cleaning that’s safe for your unborn baby as well as is best for you and your baby due to the fact that oral bacteria can be dealt with swiftly.
  • Gum disease can cause pre-term birth. For this reason, oral health is very important during pregnancy. If you notice signs of gum disease it may be pregnancy gingivitis due to hormonal fluctuations but it may also be gum disease, which won’t go away after the baby is born. Be safer and protect your baby by making an appointment with your dentist and notifying him or her that you are pregnant. Swift action during pregnancy is important. And after your baby is born, further options can help you stop gum disease from impacting your health further.
  • Some dental procedures can be done regardless of pregnancy. As long as you tell Dr. Rushing or Dr. Coulter about your pregnancy, we can advise on your options for safety during dental procedures.

Periodontal Disease and Other Health Problems

Gum disease is connected to a number of issues, whether during pregnancy or otherwise. In addition to putting your pregnancy at risk for pre-term labor, there are a variety of systemic links as well. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, diabetes complications, and other problems could affect you due to untreated gum disease.

Choose Nashville Smile Team for Help with Gum Disease

Our dental team at Nashville Smile Team cares. We see patients of all ages and would be happy to help with dental emergencies during pregnancy as well as be your dental care provider at all times. Whether you are new to Nashville or are simply looking for a new Nashville dentist, we get great reviews. We can help you avoid gum disease, we treat gum disease, and we offer a variety of family and cosmetic dentistry options to give you the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. Call our office at (615) 455-8775.

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