Pregnancy affects nearly every aspect of a woman’s life,including her oral health.If you’re pregnant, you may find yourself pondering over decisions you didn’t have to think about before. Pregnancy and dental work questions are common for expecting moms. You may be wondering whether having dental treatment (especially treatment that might involve local anesthetics) is safe for you and your developing baby. Preventive dental work while pregnant is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth and low weight babies. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are recommended. Conditions to look out for during pregnancy include bleeding gums, dry mouth and morning sickness. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, consult your dentist..