Pregnancy is a long and physiologically complex process. After all, for nine whole months a woman supplies all the vital elements to the fetus — in particular, both phosphorus and calcium, which is in the body of a pregnant woman, ensure the formation of the bone skeleton of a developing fetus. It is not surprising that the enamel on the teeth of the expectant mother becomes thinner, which is why the teeth themselves are actively exposed to microorganisms — and this, in turn, leads to caries. But a diseased tooth will already become a source of open infection.
It is advisable to cure all teeth before pregnancy. If problems with the teeth arose during the bearing of the crumbs, then you should not postpone a visit to the dentist. Of course, the treatment process also includes pain relief, which is why many mothers doubt the advisability of treatment — after all, medications can also be harmful. However, anesthesia will certainly be required — for example, if you need to remove a tooth or cure deep caries.
So it is possible to treat pregnant teeth with anesthesia, but you should understand what will happen to your body. The anesthetic is administered by injection into the gum and after a few minutes the patient will not feel pain. For the most part, in such preparations, the basis is adrenaline, which reduces bleeding and blocks pain. However, adrenaline can provoke uterine tone and an increase in blood pressure.
Modern medicine has developed several drugs with a minimum content of adrenaline (the so-called articaine series). A good option would be ultracaine, which practically does not penetrate the placental barrier. So you should certainly warn the doctor about your interesting situation so that he can choose the safest drug. Moreover, the dose should be selected individually — taking into account the duration of pregnancy, the age of the woman and her general state of health. Primacaine, which has a minimal allergenic effect, is also considered a popular drug from this group.
However, there are manipulations with teeth that are prohibited during pregnancy — this is, in particular, whitening, which significantly thins the already rapidly wearing out enamel. The forbidden list also includes implantation and general anesthesia. If you are prescribed an x‑ray, then make sure that your stomach is covered with a lead apron.