After seriously considering the matter for several months, many people decided to get tooth implants. If you’ve scheduled your appointment and had your consultation only to learn that you’re pregnant, you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to proceed with the procedure; what you should know about having dental implants while pregnant is provided below.
Is it Safe to Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?
In dentistry and medicine, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of any procedure before proceeding. Although we always want to reduce the possibility of damage to our patients, pregnancy makes this goal even more crucial. Why are dental implants acceptable but not dental fillings? You might have had dental fillings during a previous pregnancy, or perhaps an acquaintance of yours had an infected wisdom tooth removed while she was expecting. The distinction is that a dental implant procedure is elective, which tips the scales in favor of the benefits when considering the risks.
Your and your child’s health is at risk when you have an infected tooth; postponing therapy carries a higher risk than doing so. There are more significant risks associated with the procedure when it comes to dental implants because there is no significant health risk associated with delaying. We can give you a temporary restoration to wear while you wait for your implant procedure if you’re concerned about having a gap in your smile.
- Oral changes during pregnancy: Because of changes in oral health that can increase the chance of dental implant failure, dental implant surgery during pregnancy is risky. We know that immune system changes, gum inflammation, and gestational diabetes all contribute to a higher rate of implant failure in pregnant women, even though there are no controlled studies on the success rate of dental implants during pregnancy—generally, it’s regarded as unethical to conduct clinical research on pregnant women.
- Surgical complications: Most know that dental x-rays and local anesthesia are safe for developing fetuses, but because pregnancy may impair oral health, you are more susceptible to infection and implant failure after surgery. Pregnancy dramatically reduces pain and infection treatment options if you experience these side effects.
- Emergencies: The placement of an implant during childbearing may be necessary, depending on the circumstances. For safety reasons, it is best to wait until the second trimester, and for convenience reasons, it is best to wait until before the third trimester. Consult your dentist about the circumstance and decide whether the benefit justifies the risk.
Many medicines are off-limits when you’re pregnant. Even though an infection can be excruciatingly painful, you won’t be able to treat your symptoms with prescribed drugs or even the majority of over-the-counter analgesics. These things may result in worry and anxiety, harming both expectant mothers and their unborn children. The best action is to postpone scheduling your dental implant procedure until after your pregnancy.
Contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Palm City if You Need Dental Treatment During Pregnancy.
Even though it’s normal to feel sad about not being able to get dental implants while you’re pregnant, this doesn’t mean you can’t begin the procedure. Please contact us to set up a consultation so we can start collaborating with you on your implant restoration strategy. We’ll be prepared to begin the transformation of your face once your baby is born. Aesthetic Dentistry is here to help. Call us at (772) 283-8350 for an appointment today!