Can I get dental root amputation if I am pregnant?

You can get a dental root amputation if you’re pregnant; however, it’s not recommended unless it’s an emergency. During pregnancy, your gums are likely to be more sensitive and inflamed. Dentists call this “pregnancy gingivitis.” The condition starts as early as the second month of pregnancy and can last through the third trimester. Dentists try to avoid doing dental work on pregnant women unless it’s absolutely necessary, because a pregnant woman’s body has increased hormone levels that cause bacterial to grow more rapidly in the mouth. Pregnancy can also affect a woman’s immune system, and the gums can bleed more. In addition, a dental root amputation requires the use of local anesthesia. It’s best to avoid unnecessary medications when pregnant.

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