Hey, thanks for posting this cause I never would have thought of it. I have all 32 teeth except one wisdom tooth on the bottom that has been halfway through since I was 17. It's sitting against the jaw bone and won't come through, and I really just need to get it out. However, we've never had any dental insurance, so I've never been able to afford the surgery. I've never had a cavity and my gums look pretty good at every checkup, so I haven't been to the dentist in ages.
Anyway, the problem is, every few months or so, that gum where the tooth is half through will become inflamed and so sore I can't chew on that side. And it's just flared back up again. Is this type of gum infection dangerous to the baby? It always ends up going away on it's own, but I've never been pregnant before, either. I have mitral valve prolapse, too, so if I go to the densits I'm supposed to take antibiotics, because infection from your mouth gets into your heart and bloodstream very quickly. I should actually be taking antibiotics anytime I get a mouth infection to prevent a valve infection in my heart.... but antibiotics and baby???? Or is the infection a danger to spread to affect baby? So confusing. Anyone ever dealt with this before?