Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 15 April 2011 08:17
A study shows that pregnant women don’t have to worry about gum disease treatment affecting their baby’s health.
The worry for dentists was that the treatment could enable bacteria to get into the bloodstream of the mother. If that happened, the baby may not develop properly.
Gum disease and the way it may impact the child is one of the larger concerns during pregnancy.
Pregnant women are more likely to develop gum disease because of the hormonal changes. The problem in treating the gum disease is that the antibiotics could stain the baby’s teeth.