Is It Safe – Dental Treatment During Pregnancy ?

By: Smileway Dental

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Being a women, pregnancy is very delicate stage of their life. A lot of women wonder if it is safe to visit the dentist when pregnant, the answer is YES and it is actually recommended to keep regular dental visit during pregnancy because the hormones can changes in your gums to swell, bleed and trap food causing increased irritable to gum. Dental work such as scaling polishing, cavity filling and crown should be treated to reduce the chances of infection.
​Which is the best trimester for dental work? During the first trimester any dental treatment beyond cleaning and emergency care is best avoided. It is during this time that most of the organs and organ system of the developing fetus is formed. However, after 1st trimester the majority of formation is complete and the remainder of fetal development is devoted primarily to growth and maturation. The safe and best time to perform dental treatment, is in the second trimester. By that time the development of the fetal  is complete and the risk of side affect is lower .
Also in SmileWay Dental Clinic USJ, if needed for treatment, we suggest that the women to receive filling, undergo tooth extractions or have root canal treatment during the 2nd trimester. This is because they don not experience higher rates of problem at birth. It is not dangerous to have dental work during third trimester, but the increased size of the body can make lying from the dental chair for any extended period of time very un comfortable . Keep in mind that if you have oral pain or swelling you might need immediate treatment. If not treating the infection during pregnancy outweigh the possible risk of the medication used during dental treatment. Your health care provider will carefully monitor the use of any antibiotics or pain medicine.
​Which medication are safe during pregnancy?  Pain medication should be restricted to acetaminophen (Tylenol). Other pain medicine such as aspirin and (NSAIDS ibuprofen and naproxen) should be avoided. Antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporin and clindamycin are generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. But tetracyline related antibiotics are not recommended because they have been found to cause staining in the teeth of developing baby.

​What about X-rays during pregnancy? While dental x-rays especially digital, are considered safe during pregnancy when used with proper technique and lead aprons, most expectant mothers and dentist try to avoid them unless absolutely necessary.

Remember, it is not only safe to go to the dentist while pregnant, it is recommended. If you are nervous about it, you are not alone. Do let us know about it. We will give you some advice on how properly care for your teeth and gums during particularly time.
Written by:
Roxane
Edited by:
​Dr Jon

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
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Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
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Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
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Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
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Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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