Oral Health Care during Pregnancy

Multiple studies concluded that most expectant females of all ages do not seek dental care even though 50% of them have a dental problem.17 The expectant mother may question the safety of dental treatment although untreated oral disease may compromise the health of the pregnant female and the unborn child.15 Studies have shown the consequences of non treatment of active infections during pregnancy outweigh the possible risks presented by most medications required for dental care.18 Thus, dental care during pregnancy is an essential component of prenatal care.