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Pregnancy gingivitis, and what pregnant women should know about it! What is Pregnancy Gingivitis?

A mild form of gum disease. About half of expectant mothers will experience bleeding gums when they floss or clean their teeth.




Why does this happen?

Your gums may become more susceptible to the bacteria in plaque due to hormonal fluctuations. pregnancy gingivitis is a condition that could be quite unpleasant and get worse if left untreated.


How long will it last?


Pregnancy gingivitis, if treated promptly, should only last as long as your pregnancy and, in rare situations, for a short time following.

However, if you don't cure the issue right soon , periodontitis may develop.

This will destroy your teeth's supporting bone in addition to your gums (irreversible damage).


How can Pregnancy Gingivitis be treated?


If you develop pregnancy gingivitis symptoms, you need to see your dentist right away.

Your dentist or hygienist will be able to help you deal with the problem through prevention and intensive cleaning.

Even though the gums are bleeding, continue brushing and flossing as usual.


There is another form of gum disease during pregnancy which called Pyogenic Granuloma


Pregnant women may develop Pyogenic Granuloma of Pregnancy, usually after the third month.

As the pregnancy goes on, the likelihood of developing a tumour seems to rise.


Will your pyogenic granuloma naturally disappear?


Since pyogenic granulomas frequently originate from hormonal changes during pregnancy, your doctor may advise you to wait until after the pregnancy to see if it will go away on its own. If not the Surgery will need to remove it . It is a minor surgery treatment as painless, worry-free. it can be done by general dentist or oral surgeon



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