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VASCONCELOS, Rodrigo Gadelha et al. Dental care in pregnant patients: how to proceed with safety. Rev. Bras. Odontol. [online]. 2012, vol.69, n.1, pp. 120-224. ISSN 1984-3747.

Dental treatment of pregnant patients is a controversial issue, since they temporarily constitute a group of risk due to adverse conditions created by physical, psychological, and hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy. This article aims to provide information and recommendations on drug prescriptions and radiographic examinations related to dental management of pregnant patients, allowing dentists to institute a proper treatment plan and a safe and effective care. A literature review was performed by consulting the databases PubMed/Medline, Lilacs and Scielo. The literature shows that dental care in pregnant women should be conducted in the second trimester preferably and that there is a need for health education to those patients that will support the inclusion of new habits and will culminate in oral health promotion.

Palavras-chave : pregnant women; drug prescriptions; dental care.

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