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  • Make sure to make a dental appointment early in your pregnancy.

  • Tell the dentist that you are pregnant and your due date.

  • Oral health care, including the use of x-rays, most pain medications, and local anesthesia, is safe during pregnancy.

  • Changes to your body when you are pregnant may make your gums sore or puffy and may make them bleed. This problem is called gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). If gingivitis is not treated, it may lead to more serious gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.