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During pregnancy the body undergoes a number of hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing dental health problems, including gingivitis. An estimated 40% of women will develop the early signs of gum disease or gingivitis during their pregnancy and this condition is called pregnancy gingivitis.
What Causes Pregnancy Gingivitis?Progesterone levels increase during pregnancy and this can make it easier for certain bacteria linked to gingivitis to grow and thrive. In addition, the gum tissue becomes more sensitive towards plaque bacteria and this tends to exaggerate the body’s response to the toxins produced by plaque. As a result, gum inflammation can appear more quickly. If you already have any signs of gum disease, then pregnancy may worsen this condition. Signs of pregnancy gingivitis tend to appear between the second and eighth month and can include gums that bleed easily when brushed or where gums will visibly look swollen.
Treating and Preventing Pregnancy GingivitisIdeally, you should visit your dentist before you become pregnant for a full examination and professional hygiene treatment. Otherwise, make an appointment for a checkup as soon as you know that you are pregnant. We will check for any signs of active gum disease and recommend a suitable treatment plan during your pregnancy.
Periodontal CleaningAt this time it’s vitally important not to skip any dental appointments, particularly for professional cleanings. If you do have any signs of active gum disease then we are likely to recommend you have your teeth professionally cleaned as this will remove all hardened tartar or calculus, reducing inflammation in your gums. If you are more at risk of developing gum disease during your pregnancy, you may need to have professional cleanings more frequently than normal and you must be vigilant about oral hygiene at home. Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day.
Gum Disease Linked to Preterm and Low BirthThe good news is that pregnancy gingivitis should clear up soon after your baby is born, however it is worth taking action to avoid gum disease during this time. Major studies have shown a link between gum disease and preterm birth and low birth weight. Treating your gum diseases will minimize this risk.
For more information about Gingivitis or Gum Disease Treatment in NYC talk to top periodontists, best specialists Dr. Daniel Royzman and Dr. Daria Royzman or contact our Manhattan, NYC center:
D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C.
57 W 57th St #605
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 759-7763