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Are You Pregnant? Here’s How You Can Benefit From Laser Dentistry

January 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — demartino_team @ 2:51 pm
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If you’re expecting a child, you could be at a higher risk of developing certain oral health problems such as gum disease. Plus, it can be difficult to receive certain dental treatments because it’s recommended that you should avoid anesthetics whenever possible. Fortunately, when you visit a professional that uses the latest technology, you’ll be able to benefit from laser dentistry in Phillipsburg without having to worry about you or your baby’s health and safety. Read on to learn why pregnant patients should visit a laser dentist.

Higher Risk of Oral Health Problems

Unfortunately, when you get pregnant, you develop extra oral bacteria that can increase your risk of developing oral health problems such as cavities and gum disease. When the bacteria accumulation gets out of control, they can produce toxins that can then travel through the bloodstream and impact other areas of your body, causing issues such as inflammation.

The bacteria feed off of substances found in plaque and tartar on your teeth, including carbohydrates and sugar. When gum disease develops, it attacks your oral tissues, which are the building blocks of your mouth, and causes bleeding, gum recession, and pockets of pus between your teeth. When you visit a laser dentist in Phillipsburg, they can use a high-powered and precise beam of light to gently kill the bacteria and remove any damaged gum tissue. That way, your body will be able to heal properly, and you won’t be at an increased risk of preterm labor due to harmful oral bacteria buildup.

Easy to Remove Oral Tumors

It’s not uncommon for people who are pregnant to develop oral tumors that are also referred to as pyogenic granulomas. These aren’t cancerous but they can cause discomfort and are described as hemorrhagic swellings that occur in the gum tissue. They’re raw in appearance and typically develop during the second trimester of pregnancy. The good news is that the tumors will generally go away on their own without causing long-term problems to form. However, they can make simple daily tasks like chewing and brushing uncomfortable. Fortunately, laser dentistry can easily remove them to make the rest of your pregnancy more of a breeze.

Avoiding Anesthetics

It’s recommended that people who are pregnant avoid having any type of treatment that requires the use of anesthetics. Fortunately, laser dentistry is completely safe and less uncomfortable to use than other dental tools. The laser is so strong and powerful that it has a numbing effect on oral tissues and immediately cauterizes any wounds to prevent bleeding and reduce the healing time. That means that you can receive the dental procedures you need without endangering your growing fetus.

People who are pregnant are at a higher risk of certain oral health problems, which is why it’s so important to visit your dentist every six months. Plus, when you choose a professional that uses the latest technology, you can trust that you’re receiving safe and high-quality dental care.

About the Author

Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino has dedicated his entire career to mastering advanced dental technology, including laser dentistry. He knows that by using the latest techniques and tools in his practice, he’s able to provide his patients with the highest quality and safest dental care. He installed the very first Argon Dental Laser in New Jersey at his practice and was then chosen to be a training facility on the East Coast. He has also trained other dentists in theory and applications of laser dentistry in periodontal and oral surgical procedures. For questions or to schedule a consultation to learn more about laser dentistry, visit DeMartino Dental Group’s website or call 908-859-5260.

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