Experiencing any kind of emergency while pregnant can be scary. However, emergencies are sometimes inevitable and it is possible that a woman, while pregnant, might have to go into an urgent dental care practice to be treated.
If there is truly an emergency, it does not matter how far along a woman’s pregnancy is, she should go to urgent care. However, it is good to keep in mind that can potentially be riskier to perform emergency surgeries in the last trimester of a woman’s pregnancy.
There are a number of reasons pregnant women might need to go to an urgent care dental office for a dental emergency. Some instances that constitute a dental emergency include:
- Knocked out or lost adult teeth
- Severe tooth or mouth pain
- Severe infections
- Emergency root canals
- Any instances involving excessive bleeding
Conditions that do not constitute a dental emergency include:
- Loose teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Dry sockets
- Manageable tooth or mouth pain
Dental complications that can be managed on one’s own should not require pregnant mothers to go to an emergency care dental practice. Additionally, any issues that require an X-ray should be avoided or postponed during pregnancy, unless it is required for the diagnosis and treatment. The main point is that it is okay to go to urgent care during any point in a woman’s pregnancy, however, the later a woman is in her pregnancy the more dangerous it becomes to perform surgeries and undergo certain treatments.
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