Many pregnant women tend to avoid their dentist during their pregnancy, especially if they think a surgical procedure would be required. But according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association, procedures requiring local anesthetics are completely safe for you and your baby.
The study compared pregnancy outcomes between a group of women exposed to dental procedures featuring local anesthetics and a group of women who haven’t. The outcome shows that there is no increased risk for major medical problems, such as cerebral palsy, cleft lip, or heart defects. The study also looked at the rates for miscarriages, premature births, and birth weight, and found nothing that would indicate dental procedures have any impact on your growing baby.
While most pregnant women will avoid procedures, despite ongoing dental issues for fear of their baby’s health, those who conducted the study urge, women, to focus on their oral health. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, which leads to a healthy baby. Let your friendly Valencia dentist help you achieve your best health today.