Sullivan Bastian Orthodontics

Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes to the woman’s body. Part of the changes is that the body uses up most of the nutrients in the system to feed the growing fetus. With time nutrients such as calcium becomes lesser and lesser by the day. Calcium is key in maintaining healthy bones, gums, and teeth. Lack of calcium predisposes your teeth to decay and gingivitis all of which may result in the need for tooth extraction. The good news is that it is perfectly safe to have tooth extraction while pregnant.

Safe treatment options

Technological advancements have made it easy for our dentists to offer dental work to all groups of people from infants to the elderly in society. Anesthesia is one of the ways that make extraction possible, painless, and safe not just for pregnant women but people across all spectrums. However, for pregnant women, doctors recommend the use of local anesthesia instead of sedation or general anesthesia.

The best time to have your teeth pulled

Tooth extraction during pregnancy matters a lot. Research shows that doctors recommend pulling out the tooth or teeth during the second trimester. The third trimester is especially tricky since it may be very uncomfortable for you to lie back or stay in a recliner position as the tooth gets pulled out. The concern most doctors have during the first trimester is that there is so much fetal development going on and they do not want to interfere with that crucial stage. However, in the case of a dental emergency, it will not matter which trimester you are in.

Getting rid of a severely damaged tooth is more beneficial to you and your unborn child in the long run. Allowing a severely infected tooth to continue festering could predispose you to more illness. The bacteria in the infected tooth could travel to other parts of the body. Most dental procedures are safe during pregnancy apart from teeth whitening. If you have any concerns at all about the procedure, be sure to schedule a consultation with our dentists today.


Book A Free Consultation Today

Get started with a 100% Free. No commitment. No cost to you.
Woman Wearing Invisalign

More Articles

The Link Between Orthodontics and Overall Oral Health

The Link Between Orthodontics and Overall Oral Health Orthodontic treatments offer multiple benefits to your oral health, from boosting your confidence to protecting you against numerous oral health issues. It is closely linked to oral health and will ensure healthy teeth and a confident smile. Let’s discuss the link between orthodontics and your overall health.

Read More »

Common Orthodontic Issues and How to Address Them

Common Orthodontic Issues and How to Address Them Orthodontic issues are prevalent dental issues that affect the proper alignment of your jaws and teeth. These issues can cause teeth crowding, underbite, and overbite. It is fundamental to address them on time to prevent tooth decay and other oral issues. Here we discuss some common orthodontic

Read More »

What Can You Eat With Braces?

If you’re considering getting braces or have already had them, you may have questions about what foods suit you. There are plenty of braces-friendly foods that you can eat throughout your orthodontic treatment. Although there are some foods you’ll need to avoid, it’s crucial to remember that having a healthy, confident smile is worth making

Read More »

The Difference Between Orthodontic and Orthodontics

Orthodontics is an important field in dentistry. Generally, it involves orthodontists that help patients improve their oral health in several ways. You probably already know that dentistry is a broad medical specialty dealing with gums, teeth, nerves, and the jaw. On the other hand, orthodontics focus on correcting occlusion, bites, and teeth straightness. It is

Read More »

Should You Opt for Lingual Braces If You Want to Keep Them Unseen?

Braces are a great way to straighten teeth and fix a wide variety of dental issues, including overbites, underbites, gaps between teeth, open bites, overcrowding, and more. However, many people who require braces, especially adults, do not like the look of traditional metal braces. Lingual braces are an alternative to traditional braces that are much

Read More »

Keep the Gaps in Your Smile to a Minimum With Retainers and Aligners

If you have gaps between your teeth, you might feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. In addition to aesthetic concerns, large gaps in your smile can also be traps for food particles, bacteria, and plaque, making you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Luckily, there are different orthodontic treatments available to

Read More »
Sullivan Orthodontics Team

Get content likes this sent directly to your inbox!