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Baby Dental, Gingivitis and Pregnancy

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2018 6:34 AM

Question: Gingivitis/Gum Disease Can It Be Harmful to Unborn Babies? If you have gingivitis and or gum disease while pregnant can that be harmful to your baby?  I heard that it could be but I am not sure why.   My husband and I have been thinking about starting a family soon.  However I am getting treated for gingivitis.  How big of a worry is gingivitis while pregnant?

Reply: Having untreated gum disease/gingivitis has been linked to low birth weight. Keep in mind the key word is untreated gum disease/gingivitis. As long as you let your dentist know if you get pregnant you can still follow any gum disease treatment plan without worrying about having a baby.

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