Elective Dental Treatment
Elective emergency dental implant treatment pertain to procedures that are not urgently needed.
These include simple restorative procedures, professional cleaning (for maintenance), and most cosmetic dental procedures.
In pregnant women, these procedures may be postponed until after you have given birth, particularly if it involves the anesthetics and x-rays.
Emergency Dental Treatment
This includes symptomatic cases of extensive tooth decay which necessitates immediate restoration or extraction.
Tooth decay, in particular, must be considered an emergency because the infection can spread throughout the body and affect your unborn baby.
Timing of Dental Emergency Chula Vista Treatment
However, since this is not possible and emergency dental implant treatment is needed in most instances, the best time to do elective dental procedures is during the second trimester, because it is during the first and third trimesters when the unborn baby is most sensitive to chemicals and radiation.
Scaling and polishing for advanced cases of gum disease may be repeated up to the first half of the third trimester only.
As much as possible, your dentist will delay taking x-rays until after your first trimester. And to protect you and your baby from the radiation. He or she will ask you to wear a lead apron with thyroid collar.
There you go. Done – with the first part.
There’s a lot of things your dentist consider when handling pregnant patients. And one blog post isn’t enough to discuss all of them.
That’ why this post will come with a second part where more dental implant treatment considerations will be discussed.