It is important for a woman to visit a dental provider for a routine exam and dental cleaning at least once during pregnancy. The second trimester might be a more comfortable time for the mom-to-be to visit a dental provider. Make sure that you inform the dental office about your pregnancy before-hand. Before scheduling your dental appointment, be aware that your dental provider may require medical clearance from your doctor.
Safe treatment of any tooth decay or other dental problems by a professional in a timely manner is important to avoid oral infections during pregnancy. Most dental care provided by a trained dental professional is safe during pregnancy. Benefits far outweigh risks of dental care during this time.