Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman

Ajay G. Nayak, Ceena Denny, K. M. Veena

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Pregnancy is a period of both joy and anxiety in a woman's life and is characterized by various physiological changes in her body brought about by the circulating female sex hormones. The oral cavity is also the seat of changes and these physiologic changes of pregnancy need to be addressed while managing the pregnant woman in the dental clinic. The main goal is to minimize the occurrence of any complications that might harm the mother-to-be and/or the unborn child. Preventive, emergency, and routine dental procedures are all deemed suitable during various phases of pregnancy, with some treatment modifications and initial planning. Clinical Relevance: The dentist should be in a position to manage pregnant women in clinical practice effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalDental update
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Pregnant Women
Delivery of Health Care
Pregnancy
Dental Clinics
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Dentists
Mouth
Tooth
Emergencies
Anxiety
Mothers
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

Nayak, A. G., Denny, C., & Veena, K. M. (2012). Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman. Dental update, 39(1), 51-54.
Nayak, Ajay G. ; Denny, Ceena ; Veena, K. M. / Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman. In: Dental update. 2012 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 51-54.
@article{2ab4d07360a542eab7677d3f82d0fbcd,
title = "Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman",
abstract = "Pregnancy is a period of both joy and anxiety in a woman's life and is characterized by various physiological changes in her body brought about by the circulating female sex hormones. The oral cavity is also the seat of changes and these physiologic changes of pregnancy need to be addressed while managing the pregnant woman in the dental clinic. The main goal is to minimize the occurrence of any complications that might harm the mother-to-be and/or the unborn child. Preventive, emergency, and routine dental procedures are all deemed suitable during various phases of pregnancy, with some treatment modifications and initial planning. Clinical Relevance: The dentist should be in a position to manage pregnant women in clinical practice effectively.",
author = "Nayak, {Ajay G.} and Ceena Denny and Veena, {K. M.}",
year = "2012",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "39",
pages = "51--54",
journal = "Dental update",
issn = "0305-5000",
publisher = "George Warman Publications (Pty.) Ltd.",
number = "1",

}

Nayak, AG, Denny, C & Veena, KM 2012, 'Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman', Dental update, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 51-54.

Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman. / Nayak, Ajay G.; Denny, Ceena; Veena, K. M.

In: Dental update, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.12.2012, p. 51-54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman

AU - Nayak, Ajay G.

AU - Denny, Ceena

AU - Veena, K. M.

PY - 2012/12/1

Y1 - 2012/12/1

N2 - Pregnancy is a period of both joy and anxiety in a woman's life and is characterized by various physiological changes in her body brought about by the circulating female sex hormones. The oral cavity is also the seat of changes and these physiologic changes of pregnancy need to be addressed while managing the pregnant woman in the dental clinic. The main goal is to minimize the occurrence of any complications that might harm the mother-to-be and/or the unborn child. Preventive, emergency, and routine dental procedures are all deemed suitable during various phases of pregnancy, with some treatment modifications and initial planning. Clinical Relevance: The dentist should be in a position to manage pregnant women in clinical practice effectively.

AB - Pregnancy is a period of both joy and anxiety in a woman's life and is characterized by various physiological changes in her body brought about by the circulating female sex hormones. The oral cavity is also the seat of changes and these physiologic changes of pregnancy need to be addressed while managing the pregnant woman in the dental clinic. The main goal is to minimize the occurrence of any complications that might harm the mother-to-be and/or the unborn child. Preventive, emergency, and routine dental procedures are all deemed suitable during various phases of pregnancy, with some treatment modifications and initial planning. Clinical Relevance: The dentist should be in a position to manage pregnant women in clinical practice effectively.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864873162&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864873162&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 39

SP - 51

EP - 54

JO - Dental update

JF - Dental update

SN - 0305-5000

IS - 1

ER -

Nayak AG, Denny C, Veena KM. Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman. Dental update. 2012 Dec 1;39(1):51-54.