Dr. Svans discusses how an unhealthy mouth affects your baby during pregnancy.
When I look at periodontal disease and specifically for women my number one concern is when somebody is pregnant.
When it comes to pregnancy and periodontal disease there’s a very strong correlation between pre-term birth and complications with pregnancy.
Simply because if you think about it, when you are pregnant you are housing a baby. There’s this baby in your stomach and everything that you eat that baby is getting.
When you’ve got this infection in your mouth, periodontal disease, that infection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is being incorporated into your body through your bloodstream.
Periodontal disease also affects your heart, can lead to heart problems, can cause strokes.
We have actually seen that the bacteria that are in the plaques that form in the heart vessels causing heart attacks directly are correlated to periodontal disease.
So imagine if you are pregnant what that infection is doing to your unborn baby.
About Dr. Svans:
Dr. Erik Svans, D.D.S., is a 1997 graduate of the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AZDA), Dental organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) and a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and affiliated with the International College of Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Svans specializes in Smile Design and Reconstruction, Dental Implants CEREC, Laser Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Invisalign, and Dental Technology Advancements.