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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 38 (2007), No. 3     2. Feb. 2007
Quintessence Int 38 (2007), No. 3  (02.02.2007)

Online Article, Page 171, PubMed:17510722

Online Article: The pregnant patient: Considerations for dental management and drug use
Cengiz, Sevi Burcak
The pregnant woman who presents for dental care requires special consideration. This article reviews physiologic changes associated with pregnancy and current considerations for the dental treatment of pregnant dental patients, as well as for pregnant dental professionals. The limitations and safety of commonly used drugs and anesthetics are discussed. Recommendations for prenatal oral counseling are presented.

Keywords: dental treatment, drug use, pregnancy, pregnancy gingivitis, prenatal fluoride, risk factors