Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
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ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Abstract

ORAL HEALTH CARE FOR PREGNANT PATIENTS

Kesava Chandra G, Lavanya S

Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life and is characterized by complex physiological changes. These changes can adversely affect oral health. pregnancy is also an opportune time to educate women about preventing dental caries in young children, a common childhood problem. Although multiple studies have shown an association between periodontal infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as premature delivery and low birth weight, recent randomized. Pregnancy by itself is not a reason to defer routine dental care and necessary treatment for oral health problems. diagnosis and treatment, including needed dental x-rays, can be undertaken safely during the first trimester of pregnancy. Needed treatment can be provided throughout the remainder of the pregnancy; however, the time period between the 14th and 20th week is considered ideal.

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