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Can a Pregnant Woman Do Dental Surgery?


Posted on 10/15/2023 by Weo Admin
A Smiling womanSouth Valley Oral and Facial Surgery in San Jose, CAPregnancy is when every woman has mixed emotions of fear and excitement. Most women in this stage wonder if it is safe to consider dental surgery. The good news is that most dental procedures, such as surgical tooth extractions, are safe. However, before undergoing dental surgery, there are key considerations that you must take into account, such as:

Timing


In most cases, for non-emergency dental surgeries, it is important to conduct them after the first trimester of your pregnancy. This is because the first trimester is the most critical period in fetal development, and it is important to avoid most medical interventions. Also, during the third trimester, sitting on the dental chair for long hours can be uncomfortable. But if you have a dental emergency, surgery will be performed regardless of your trimester.

Consultation


When considering dental surgery, consult your obstetrician and dentist and discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery. Your healthcare providers will assess your situation and offer guidance on the best course of action.

Safety Precautions


All dental surgeries must be performed using precautions to lower the risks to your unborn baby. Some precautions include adjusting the dental chair to a comfortable position and using the right shielding to protect the fetus from radiation exposure when performing X-rays.

Some Major Dental Procedures Might be postponed


Most dental experts don't want to put you or your baby at risk. For dental surgeries that are not necessary, such as for cosmetic purposes, it is better to reschedule them after your baby is born. Your oral surgeon will weigh the need for the gum surgery and decide if it can be performed now or later. But oral conditions that put you or the baby at risk must be performed immediately. They will also consider whether you are in severe pain, there is a risk of infection, or there is a likelihood of damage to your gums and teeth.

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