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Dentistry and the Pregnant Patient

Dentistry and the Pregnant Patient PDF

Dentistry and the Pregnant Patient PDF

To err on the side of caution, some dentists may hesitate to perform necessary procedures on pregnant patients. However, good oral health is essential to a healthy pregnancy and can help reduce prenatal complications, including preterm delivery and fetal loss. This book serves as an easy-to-use guide to help dentists of all specialties provide safe, effective care for their patients during pregnancy. The book is broken down into chapters on general treatment guidelines, pregnancy-related conditions in each organ system that may impact care, and the safety of the use of common dental drugs, including anesthetics, during pregnancy. With over 50 quick-reference charts and tables and a breakdown of treatment recommendations by trimester, this book is a must-have for any dental office.
1. Perceptions About Dental Treatment During Pregnancy
2. Considerations for Treating Pregnant Patients
3. Complications and the Impact on Dental Care
4. Procedures and Treatment Guidelines
5. Administration of Drugs During Pregnancy
6. Medications
7. Anesthetic Use
A. Sample Consult Forms
B. Caries Risk Assessment Forms
C. FDA Recommendations for Prescribing Dental Radiographs
D. Prescription Writing Overview
E. Recommended Web Resources