Pregnancy And Dental Health

Pregnancy And Oral Health In Las Vegas

In today’s Providence Dental blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. Taking care of your mouth and teeth while waiting for your bundle of joy is important your dental health.

You’ve already got a lot on your mind, of course. And there are lots of changes going on in your body. Changes in your hormone levels increase your risk of a number of oral health issues, like gum disease.

Hormones can lead to a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. The signs of pregnancy gingivitis are much like ordinary gingivitis: you may notice bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. One of the best remedies for this is to get more frequent cleanings from your hygienist, at least for the duration of your pregnancy.

Another condition unique to pregnancy are what a known as pregnancy tumors. They sound frightening, but they are not malignant. They usually show up during the second trimester, and look like little raspberries. They usually go away as soon as the baby is born. But if they bother you, we can remove them.

Many women experience morning sickness when they are pregnant. This too can bring up an oral health issue. The acids in your stomach can damage your enamel. The best way to counter this is to rinse your mouth out with baking soda and water right after it happens.

It’s a common misconception that dental X-rays are not safe when you are pregnant. Not only are they perfectly safe, but medical professionals actually encourage it as a part of your overall health care during pregnancy.

There’s a lot going on in your life as you carry new life within you. It’s essential that you take care of your teeth and gums, along with everything else. See us at Providence Dental in Las Vegas for regular checkups and cleanings. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and many other services. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Emergency Dentistry in Las Vegas

Emergencies are never convenient. If they were, they might not be considered emergencies. Knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency can make the difference between losing a tooth and saving one. That’s why it’s good to know about an emergency dentistry provider like Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Dental emergencies always seem to happen at night or on the weekends. That’s when a lot of us take part in activities that can result in chipped, broken, or even knocked out tooth.

If you get a cracked tooth, the first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Cold compresses can help to keep the swelling down. It’s also time to head for our office.

The same applies if you bite your lip or tongue: clean it gently by rinsing it with water, and then apply a cold compress.

A lot of our emergency cases involve a knocked out tooth. All it takes is one rough tackle or an elbow to the jaw. If you have a knocked out tooth, time is of the essence. If possible, put the tooth back into your jaw, making sure not to touch its root. Otherwise, keep it between your cheek and gums, or even in some milk. The important thing is to make a beeline for our office. If you see us within an hour of your accident, chances are good the tooth can be saved.

We’ve mentioned only a few dental emergencies. There are so many others, like the severe toothache in the middle of the night, or objects stuck in your teeth. Providence Dental in Las Vegas offers emergency dentistry, as well as family dentistry, orthodontics, and many other services. Keep us on speed dial!

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166