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Is Oral Surgery During Pregnancy Safe?

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Is Oral Surgery During Pregnancy Safe?The prospect of oral surgery raises several questions for most people, especially pregnant women. During pregnancy, hormone level changes can increase your risk of developing oral conditions like gum disease and decay. So in between your trips to the doctor and setting up the nursery, don't let visiting us fall off your pregnancy to-do list.
At Rai Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, Shaun B. Rai DMD and can take care of your cleanings and dental procedures before your baby is born and also help you with any pregnancy-related oral symptoms.

Are Oral Surgery and Pregnancy Compatible?

When you're pregnant, you need to take every precaution possible to protect your baby's health. So, we don't recommend surgery, mainly because most of them require sedatives or anesthetic. Even if we do perform oral surgeries, we avoid using general anesthetics for pregnant patients.

We recommend patients have any surgery or major dental work before pregnancy. So, if you're actively trying to get pregnant, visit us for a thorough dental exam to check and treat any issues as soon as possible.

Oral Surgery at Different Pregnancy Trimesters

If you need to have oral surgery during pregnancy, the first and second trimesters are generally safe as long as the procedure doesn't require sedation. During the third trimester, any surgery is riskier. We only do immediately necessary surgeries, usually in cases where there's a potential health threat to the mother.

We always consider the nature of the surgery, measure its necessity, and try to postpone it until your baby is born. To ensure that the pain doesn't develop, we recommend visiting us for regular cleanups until you're ready for oral surgery.

To ensure you're in prime dental health during all the pregnancy stages, we recommend visiting Shaun B. Rai DMD and at Rai Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (757) 777-9883 today.

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