YOU ARE PREGNANT OR YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING AND YOU HAVE DENTAL PROBLEMS? VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU!

Ideally, dentists recommend that women who have dental problems should solve all of them before getting pregnant. This is because pregnancy creates the favorable circumstances in which dental emergencies can appear, and they need treatments that are usually inadequate for a pregnant woman. Pregnancy produces constant hormonal changes, being able also to cause dental problems. The health of the mother and child are very important and having in mind the sensitive situation of a pregnant woman, we emphasize on prophylactics.
Dental cleaning

This is the most recommended preventive treatment which aims at having an optimum dental hygiene through: periodic dental hygiene check, scaling, professional brushing– thus reducing the gum inflammation usually caused by pregnancies. Periodic check-ups are recommended and at least two professional cleaning during the pregnancy in order to prevent dental complications and periodontal disease.

Teeth whitening

In what cosmetic treatments are concerned it is recommended to avoid teeth whitening during pregnancy. It is not because it can have side effects, but because of the uncertainty that surrounds the effects on the baby of the substances used. Presently there are no scientific studies which can certify if these procedures have or not a negative effect on pregnancy. That is why, it is recommended to avoid such procedures during pregnancy.

Dental X-Ray

X-Rays should be avoided during pregnancy, but if it is absolutely necessary to have one, it can be done safely by taking extra precautions, especially in the first trimester of the pregnancy. It is important to consult the specialist for finding solutions and alternatives. While breastfeeding, x-rays present no risks.

Anesthetics and antibiotics

During pregnancy these are recommended to be used only in case of emergencies and only with the approval of your gynecologist. While breastfeeding, there is no risk of contamination or risk for the baby, because our clinic uses only substances that are certified not to have side any repercussions. Below you can see the substances that our doctors use. The risks presented by these can be checked in different studies and on websites such as www.e-lactancia.org, where you can see the active ingredients and the effects that they might have.

Your safety is really important for us! If you have questions, the best way is to consult both your gynecologist and your dentist.

The local anesthetic that we use is the commercial product LIDOCAINE, having the active ingredient bearing the same name.

The IV anesthetic used in any dental or surgical procedure is UBISTESINE. Its active ingredients are ARTICAINE and EPINEPHRINE.

Before surgeries and after them, when necessary, patients who are not allergic to PENICILIN, get an antibiotic called AUGMENTIN. It contains AMOXICILLIN and CLAVULANATE.

Patients allergic to PENICILLIN, get another kind of antibiotic, for example KLACID. This contains CLARYTHROMICIN.

After surgeries, for decreasing the inflammation and calming the pain, we administer KETONAL. Its active substance is KETOPROPHENE. As alternatives, IBUPROFEN can also be taken.

All of the above present no risk for breastfeeding, according to e-lactancia.org. Other websites which can be consulted are www.lactmed.com and www.kellymom.com.

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