Can You Go For Dental Implants During Pregnancy

March 30, 2024
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Every woman has a different experience during pregnancy, whether it be their eating habits, sleeping patterns or allergies. However, some things remain constant for every case. Pregnancy can keep you from doing certain things that you might be doing otherwise. For instance, certain exercise or sports must be avoided as your body changes. But does that apply to dental implants?

Dental implants involve a surgical procedure, and like any surgery, risks are involved. Dental implants during pregnancy should be avoided. As a dental implant procedure is completely elective, there is no significant risk in waiting until after your pregnancy. On the other hand, it can introduce the expecting mother to risks that can be avoided otherwise. Pregnancy changes your immune system and can raise susceptibility of gum inflammation and gestational diabetes. These are some common conditions that can make dental implants riskier than they are normally – raising the chances of unsuccessful surgery. Improving the odds of success, dentists might advise you to wait until giving birth.

In addition to that, during pregnancy you might not be allowed to have antibiotics or other prescribed medication to promote healing. In that case, during your dental implant surgery, having prescribed dosage can be unavoidable. You wouldn’t be able to even take pain relievers for your symptoms.

Implant placement requires strong anesthesia, which can pose health risks to both the mother and her baby, many also involve X Rays, and prior dental treatments such as tooth extraction. Both of which are discouraged during pregnancy.

Your immune health might be compromised during pregnancy which means pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing infection and implant failure after surgery. It also limits your treatment options for pain. All of this causes anxiety – which again can affect the health of expectant mothers.

Post Pregnancy Treatment

You cannot undergo a complete dental implant procedure during pregnancy, while you can prepare for a post pregnancy treatment. Once you have entered your second trimester, you can start the dental implant process by scheduling a consultation. X Rays are generally safe at this point. Your dentist can also assess your jawbone health to see if you need a bone grafting at this point. While waiting for your final call to dental implant surgery, you should also maintain good oral health to benefit you and your baby. Regular brushing and flossing your teeth can benefit your oral health. Remember to visit your dentists for regular checkups and professional cleanings during pregnancy.

We know that it might seem frustrating to wait longer, but know that your overall health should be your top most priority these days.

Final Words

If you are an expectant mother and are looking for treatment options related to dental implants, Houston Dental Implant & Cosmetic Center will answer all your queries for a safe and accountable procedure. Call us at (713) 664-1661 for booking your appointment.

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