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Our Baltimore family dentist will explain to you how important it is to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant. Pregnancy causes certain hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, may affect the health of your developing baby. Before you get pregnant, try to make a dental appointment at Quest Dental so you can have your teeth professionally cleaned. Your gum tissue can also be carefully examined at this appointment, as well as any oral health problems treated prior to your pregnancy.

21202 Dental Care

21202 Dental Care

Of course, tell your Baltimore family dentist if you are pregnant. As a precautionary measure, we will recommend that dental treatments during the first trimester, and second half of the third trimester, should be avoided as much as possible. Being critical times in your baby’s growth and development, it’s a wise choice to avoid being exposed to procedures that could affect the baby’s development in any way. Routine dental care can be received during the second trimester, however, but all elective dental procedures should be postponed until after your baby’s delivery.

If you are taking any type of drugs, including medications and prenatal vitamins prescribed by your doctor, our Baltimore family dentist needs to know the names and dosages of all drugs you are taking, as well as any specific medical advice your doctor has given you. With this knowledge, our Baltimore family dentist may need to alter your dental treatment plan based on the information. For instance, certain drugs, such as tetracycline, can affect the development of your child’s teeth and should not be taken while pregnant. Dental X-rays should also be avoided during pregnancy.

Your regular dental checkup appointment should not be avoided, however, and now, more than any other time, regular periodontal (gum) exams are very important. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put you at increased risk for periodontal disease and for tender gums that bleed easily, known as pregnancy gingivitis. Pay close attention to any changes in your gums during pregnancy and if tenderness, bleeding, or gum swelling occurs at any time during your pregnancy, be sure to talk with our Baltimore family dentist or periodontist as soon as possible.

Dental Checkups Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377

Baltimore Dental Implants

Baltimore Dental Implants

When you lose a tooth, you obviously have a gap where to tooth used to sit on your gum line. Not only is this unsightly, but what most people over look is the fact that your ability to chew food properly is hindered because of the missing tooth. A missing front tooth might mean that the initial bite into food isn’t as accurate or substantial enough to eat comfortably while a missing molar may hinder your chewing ability. At our Baltimore dental implant office, we are able to restore your smile, and your eating ability back to normal so you can feel comfortable smiling at eating again.

Quest Dental

Quest Dental

At our Baltimore dental implant practice, it doesn’t matter how you lost your tooth. Whether it was from periodontal disease, root canal infection, a fall or accident, and tooth decay, we can clean up the mess and give you your smile back. The implants function by first placing a titanium support rod into your jawbone to hold the tooth in place no matter how much stress is put on it. After the titanium rod is placed, the fake tooth (which is carefully color matched to match with your other teeth) is placed and secured in place on top of the titanium supports. Call Dr. Katherine Collier today to make an appointment of the best dental implants in Baltimore!

Baltimore Dental Implants

1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377