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Mar
13

Dental Implants During Pregnancy

Posted in Dental Implants

Pregnancy is an exciting time!  Your body goes through incredible changes as you look forward to the arrival of your new little one.  The last thing on your mind is a dental implant, but what should you do if you lose a tooth while expecting?

While it’s possible to get a dental implant during pregnancy, it might be best to wait.  Your little one is rapidly developing and growing and caution should be exercised when considering any elective procedures. It’s recommended that dental implant surgery be put off until after the first trimester and ideally until after you’ve fully recovered from childbirth.

Facts To Consider

If you’re past your first trimester of pregnancy and have the approval of your obstetrician, you may have a few questions about dental implant surgery and the effects it may have on your child.   A few common concerns are…

  • Will the anesthesia hurt my baby?  Your dentist has special anesthetic that’s proven safe for both the mother and unborn child and won’t affect on your baby.  Be sure to mention your pregnancy when scheduling your surgery.
  • Shouldn’t I avoid x-rays?  X-rays produce miniscule amounts of radiation that developing babies are susceptible to, but the amount is very low and focused on your mouth.  Many prefer to avoid x-rays, but if an x-ray is necessary, wearing a lead apron will minimize the risk to your child.
  • Will the stress of the surgery affect my baby?  High levels of anxiety can affect the development of your child. However, unresolved dental issues can cause infection and disease that stress your system and should also be considered.

If you’re expecting and in need of dental implants, call your dentist for a consultation to find out if this is the right choice for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Rowe Family Dental Care
2320 Satellite Blvd NW #120
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 622-5909

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