When it comes to visiting the dentist’s office during the fragile phase of pregnancy, it is typically recommended to have the visit somewhere around the fourth or sixth month of the pregnancy phase. Experts believe that early months of pregnancy are significant in terms of growth and development of the baby and therefore, unnecessary dental visits should be avoided during this period.
Understanding the situation, most dentists don’t include any X-rays, anesthetics, and pain medications to the dental treatment plan, particularly when the patient is going through the first trimester of pregnancy. Furthermore, the last trimester of pregnancy isn’t an appropriate time for a pregnant woman to be sitting in the dental chair for prolonged period. As pregnant women have greater chances of retching or gagging during the treatment, most dentists are already prepared for it.
If there is need for emergency visits to the dental office, informing the dentist about the pregnancy beforehand is also very important. It is best to have an open conversation with the dentist regarding any kind of stress you’re experiencing or past incidents like miscarriages and current drug/medication intake. In many cases, dentists prefer having a discussion with the patient’s physician before devising any sort of dental treatment strategy.