According to the American Dental Association (ADA), annual exams and routine cleanings during your pregnancy are perfectly safe and recommended. Make sure to let your dentist know that you are expecting. Some women may need dental procedures such as fillings, root canals or crowns during pregnancy. The second trimester is the best time to get this type of work done. When you hit your third trimester, it becomes increasingly difficult to lie on your back for long periods of time. The best course of action is to postpone all non-emergency dental work until after the birth of your baby. Elective treatments, such as teeth whitening or other cosmetic procedures, should also be postponed until after the birth.
Dental work often requires antibiotics to prevent or treat infections. Antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin, which are labeled category B for safety in pregnancy, may be prescribed after your procedure. Avoid antibiotics such as tetracycline during pregnancy, which can cause discoloration of your baby’s temporary and permanent teeth.
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About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice in Oregon City, OR specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.