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Periodontal Diseases And Pregnancy

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Pregnant woman laying on grass after making dental appointment at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona in Phoenix, AZDuring pregnancy, periodontal diseases raise the risk to the unborn, especially mothers with conditions such as diabetes. However, normal persons can also get periodontal diseases if not properly evaluated by a dentist for infections or tooth decay. A superficial bacterial infection of the gum, also known as gingival, goes untreated, progressively damaging the underlying birth and tissue. The gum pockets also deepen after the infection goes without treatment, forcing the receding of the jawbone and gum. Falling out of the teeth becomes the outcome after they become unstable and loose. Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the risk of pregnant women developing periodontal disease and gingivitis becomes higher than that of an average woman.

Effects of Periodontal Diseases On Pregnancy

Lately, there is supported evidence that periodontal diseases increase the occurrence of adverse pregnancy consequences. Some of these possible outcomes are namely, low birth weight, restriction of the baby's growth, and preterm labor. These outcomes occur due to the development of bacteria resulting from periodontal diseases spreading to the fetoplacental unit. However, if you suffer from periodontal diseases during pregnancy, you should not panic because there is treatment and prevention.

Treatment for Periodontal Diseases In Pregnancy

During pregnancy, maintaining healthy gums can help with preventing gum disease. If you keep healthy gums but still experience gum disease, the available non-surgical treatments are the safest choice. You can begin by visiting your dentist and discussing some options for treating periodontal diseases and how you can prevent the infection from spreading. To ensure a healthy baby and the safest pregnancy, you will be advised to maintain good oral health, which will also help support your overall health. With the help of your dentist, you can gain the best dental education and recommendations on what to best home care so that you can protect the health of your child.

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