Xiaoyan has been pregnant for three months, and her family has taken great care of her and prepared a nutritious diet. But recently, Xiaoyan has been unable to eat, her teeth are painful, her gums are starting to swell, and she even feels so uncomfortable that she doesn’t even want to brush her teeth
It turned out that Xiaoyan occasionally had gum bleeding before pregnancy, which was not taken seriously; Before pregnancy, her friend suggested that she go for a dental wash, but she was also rebuffed by rumors she had heard that “dental washing is not good and can be addictive”. After the doctor’s examination, it was found that Xiaoyan’s teeth were covered with dental stones and soft dirt, and with a gentle touch of her teeth, blood flowed out, indicating gestational gingivitis.
Some pregnant mothers already have many dental plaque and stones in their oral cavity, which can easily cause gingivitis. After pregnancy, hormones in the body increase, exacerbating gingivitis and making it more prone to swelling and bleeding. This is also one of the reasons why women may experience unexpected oral problems during pregnancy.
Problems such as dental calculus may not be taken seriously in daily life, but at this stage of pregnancy, it may develop a sensation of brushing and cause gingivitis.
In addition to gestational gingivitis, common dental diseases during pregnancy include dental caries, pericoronitis of wisdom teeth, residual crowns, residual roots, etc.
Many people think that dental caries is a minor problem, often dragging it until the cavity becomes large or there is pain before going to see a doctor. At this time, dental disease is already severe, and obvious pain can appear that pregnant mothers cannot tolerate.
The inflammation of wisdom teeth, which troubles many people, is a special type of gingivitis that worsens during pregnancy, leading to limited mouth opening, infection between teeth, and systemic symptoms such as fever, making pregnant women suffer unbearably.
Pregnant friends who have these issues must seek medical treatment before pregnancy. Friends who are troubled by dental caries should not wait until the decay affects the dental pulp and causes pain before seeking medical attention; For friends who are troubled by wisdom tooth inflammation, it is recommended to consider removing wisdom teeth.
Toothache is not a disease, it can be deadly. Among the many discomfort symptoms during pregnancy, toothache causes great physical and mental pain to pregnant women, seriously affecting their diet and causing fetal malnutrition.
To prevent dental disease during pregnancy, preparing pregnant friends and conducting a comprehensive dental examination before pregnancy can help prevent dental disease during pregnancy. Generally speaking, doctors advise female friends to wash their teeth before pregnancy to prevent periodontal disease from taking advantage during pregnancy.
Toothwashing is the use of high-frequency vibrations to shake off dental stones on the surface of teeth. At the same time as shaking, water will also be sprayed to cool down, avoiding local overheating.
The teeth are washed with pure water, not potions, which will not harm teeth and oral health. Washing teeth does not remove the teeth themselves, but rather removes the dental stones that adhere to the surface of the teeth. Washing teeth before pregnancy can better avoid potential periodontal problems, prevent and detect various problems with teeth during pregnancy, and avoid unnecessary troubles during pregnancy.
In short, it is not only women with dental problems who need to go to the dentist before pregnancy. Regardless of whether they have dental problems or not, they should first take good dental care during pregnancy preparation. For friends with gingivitis, washing their teeth before pregnancy can play a positive role in improving oral health and preventing gestational gingivitis, even if it is a temporary blessing.