Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health

If you’re pregnant—especially if you’re pregnant for the first time—you may be both excited and nervous. You probably understand that there are several things you’ll need to do to get ready. You also know that your body will change to accommodate your little one, but did you know that your mouth will change as well?

For example, you’ll have more fluid in your body while you’re pregnant, which can lead to problems in your oral cavity. Your hormones can also be elevated, which can cause swelling in your gums. Sadly, this leaves pregnant women more vulnerable to gingivitis. If your gingivitis isn’t treated, it could become worse and ultimately lead to a number of serious problems.

Sadly, because gum disease can let bad plaque and bacteria into your bloodstream, your overall health could suffer. Sadly, this problem can also affect your little one. In fact, if your gum disease isn’t addressed, you could be more likely to have gum disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, and even heart disease.

We also recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name] regularly. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact [practice_name] at [phone]. We look forward to receiving your call soon.

Essential First Aid Considerations for Taking Care of Toothache Pain

A toothache can be caused by several different things. While it is most often a result of advanced tooth decay compromising the sensitive internal structure of a tooth, there are also less obvious things that could be the source. Regardless of the underlying cause, a toothache should always be seen as a warning sign of something that demands immediate attention.

There are a few key considerations and tips offered by [practice_name] to help you deal with toothache pain while you are waiting to see us.

If you’ve experienced direct trauma such as a blow to the face or a hard fall that is associated with the pain, it could be that the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth was damaged. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. This can also soothe injured gum tissues.

You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. If the toothache was caused by trauma and there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

Toothache pain is commonly related to issues with unaddressed tooth decay. To stop the problem and prevent future complications, you will need Dr. [doctor_name] to repair or restore the decayed tooth as soon as possible. Left unaddressed, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.

If you have a toothache in [city], [state], you should call [practice_name] as soon as possible, at [phone] to schedule an appointment with our dentist.

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