Your dental health is critical to your overall health, and healthy moms mean healthy babies. Our x-ray procedure will let us know the condition of your teeth and protect your baby. Keep your appointment with La Costa Dental to maintain good overall health.
La Costa Dental Targets X-Rays
Our x-ray procedure includes shielding your body as well as a targeted x-ray that focuses directly on your mouth. During this procedure, you will be draped in a protective apron that will not allow any radiation through. We will not x-ray your mouth unless your current x-rays are out of date or we notice anything unusual during your exam.
No Unnecessary Treatment
If you’re planning to become pregnant in the near future, we do recommend that you come in for a thorough cleaning and full check-up prior to conception. Your team at the office of your dentist in Encinitas can help you get your appointment scheduled. At this time, we can discuss any necessary or elective procedures you’d like to have done before conception. If you are or may be currently pregnant, we recommend only doing necessary treatments and diagnostic tests, including x-rays.
Keep Records Up-To-Date
Please share with us any medications or supplements you may be currently using. This includes any prenatal Vitamins. Talk to your dentist about any problems you’re having with morning sickness or gum bleeding. Pregnancy can contribute to gingivitis, and these conditions can last long after delivery. There are mouth rinses you can use to protect your gums and keep your mouth feeling fresher, even if you’re dealing with nausea at different points in the day.
We Can Help Reduce Your Discomfort
If you’re struggling with morning sickness or general nausea, your Carlsbad dentist can help. We can recommend bland or alternative flavors of toothpaste that can lessen your gag reflex, particularly if morning sickness makes it hard to brush your teeth. Hopefully the early morning misery of pregnancy will be short-term and you can return to your favorite brand quickly.
We Want to Be Part of Your Team
It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a team to keep mom and baby healthy through the pregnancy process. To protect your teeth and gums as well as your baby, x-rays may be necessary. However, no x-rays will be done that aren’t necessary for a current diagnosis. In addition, your belly and thyroid will be well-shielded during these tests.