A sudden increase in hormone levels increases the tendency to gingival inflammation. If the plaque accumulated on the teeth and gums is not cleaned enough, gingivitis (swelling, bleeding, redness of the gums), a pregnancy tumor of the gums can easily develop. In pregnant women with severe gum conditions that have not been treated before pregnancy, there is a risk of premature birth or having a low birth weight baby. For this reason, it is important that a good oral hygiene routine has been acquired before pregnancy and that gum treatments have been performed.

Turkey Medicals member Dentist in Antalya hospital, she gave information about this issue…

– Vomiting, especially in the early stages of pregnancy, can cause abrasions, sensitivity and caries in the teeth by creating an acidic environment in the mouth. Brushing your teeth immediately, especially after vomiting, can increase abrasions on the surface of your teeth. Therefore, after vomiting, the mouth should be rinsed with plenty of water, and the teeth should be brushed after half an hour.

– During pregnancy, saliva may show more acidic properties, which makes teeth more prone to caries. It is important that the expectant mother has put oral care in order before pregnancy, as the formation of new caries can be prevented with proper oral care.

– A future mother who has bleeding gums due to a gum problem and has a sensitivity problem in her teeth may avoid brushing her teeth. In cases where oral hygiene is not provided to a sufficient degree, gum diseases and caries may develop.

– Changing eating habits and frequent consumption of foods with caries-causing properties (such as frequent break meals and increased consumption of sweet foods, dried fruits) increase the risk of tooth decays. Infections that are present in the mouth during pregnancy can lead to premature birth and / or the birth of a baby with low weight and complicate the pregnancy process. For this reason, it is very important that expectant mothers planning a pregnancy undergo a dentist’s checkup and have the necessary treatments. In this way, you can have a smooth and stress-free pregnancy period in terms of dental health.

– In order to check both your dental and gum health, in addition to a clinical examination, a radiographic examination october also be performed. For this purpose, panoramic X-rays and, in some cases, periapical x-rays should be taken.

– If there are caries on the teeth, that is, they should be treated.

– The current status of previously performed treatments should be evaluated and it should be determined whether there is a root canal treatment or a filler that needs to be replaced. 

– Since it is much more important to maintain oral hygiene during pregnancy, if the expectant mother has prostheses (fixed bridges or movable prostheses), their compliance in the mouth and situations that are an obstacle to maintaining hygiene should be determined. Prostheses should be renewed if necessary.

– Existing gum diseases should also be treated due to the response of gums to plaque that accumulates in the mouth during pregnancy, when hormonal changes occur, and the incidence of gum diseases increases.

You should get detailed information from your Antalya dentist about how oral care should be applied, especially during pregnancy. Dental treatments are usually not performed during pregnancy, except in emergency situations.

– However, it is important to have routine checks every three months as this will ensure early detection of emerging problems. For this reason, after completing your pre-pregnancy checks, routine check-ups that will continue during the pregnancy period should be set up.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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