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Gum Diseases

Dental care while pregnancy

09/05/2006

Question:

I just found out that I`m pregnant and was planning on having some dental work done in the next couple of months because my gums have receded in a few spots. Can I still have my dental work done?

Answer:

It depends how far you are during pregnancy.  We recommend receiving dental therapy during second trimester.  Patients generally experience GI problems during first trimester and it becomes harder to sit for a long time during last trimester.

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Response by:

Yiping   Han, PhD Yiping Han, PhD
Professor of Periodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University