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How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention!

Pregnancy gingivitis and periodontal disease is important to be managed during pregnancy.
It's very important that you go to the dentist or periodontist to maintain optimal oral health so the bacteria will not cause potential other pathology's.

In brief: Prevention!

Pregnancy gingivitis and periodontal disease is important to be managed during pregnancy.
It's very important that you go to the dentist or periodontist to maintain optimal oral health so the bacteria will not cause potential other pathology's.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
The best time to have any dental work, including treating periodontal disease is during the middle trimester. This often takes planning and pre-scheduling to make the most of that short window of opportunity.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics

Treatment is with antibiotics that are safe to use in pregnancy.
Because of the many bacteria in the mouth and the increased pregnancy vascular system making blood borne infection more likely, monr extensive invasive work should be delayed until post-pregnany if possible.

In brief: Antibiotics

Treatment is with antibiotics that are safe to use in pregnancy.
Because of the many bacteria in the mouth and the increased pregnancy vascular system making blood borne infection more likely, monr extensive invasive work should be delayed until post-pregnany if possible.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry

In brief: See your dentist

Regular cleanings and debridements will be your best chance and if needed antibiotics.
Removal of the debris causing the disease is primary concern #1. See your dentist and/or hygienist soon.

In brief: See your dentist

Regular cleanings and debridements will be your best chance and if needed antibiotics.
Removal of the debris causing the disease is primary concern #1. See your dentist and/or hygienist soon.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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