When you received dental implants, you may have had a lot of questions about what to expect from the life of the implants, how to care from them, and what you needed to do to promote their success. However, one of the factors you may not have considered (or learned about in detail) may have been what you expect from implants while you’re pregnant. If the time has come, then we offer both our congratulations and answers to frequently asked questions. Rest assured, we are happy to help and you can most certainly keep those implants safe and sound.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is there anything special I need to do to care for my dental implants while I’m pregnant?
Answer: It’s not so much about doing something special. It’s more about making sure you’re keeping your smile as clean as you can. If you ever lean toward lax dental habits, now is the time to ensure you’re brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and that you never skip a session. As a result, you remove as much plaque as you can every day.
Question: I’ve heard that pregnancy can increase one’s chances of developing periodontal problems. Does this pose any type of threat to my dental implants that are already in place?
Answer: It does. Inflammation of your gums may lead to peri-implantitis, which can damage the bone, gums, and other tissues supporting and surrounding your implants. Fortunately, keeping your gums healthy with home (and professional) care will prevent this from occurring.
Question: Is there anything I can do to ensure the possible complications don’t lead to problems with my dental implants?
Answer: Yes. Follow any and all suggestions provided to you by our team and your general dentist. In general, this will include brushing, flossing, scheduling dental visits for cleanings and checkups, and avoiding risk factors like smoking.
Protect Your Pregnancy Smile With Dental Care
Visit us and your general dentist throughout your pregnancy to protect your oral health and dental implants along the way. Set up the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.