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A 37-year-old member asked:

is the treatment for pregnancy gingivitis different than for nonpregnant gingivitis?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
NO: Co-enzyme q 10 deficiency causes gingivitis and indicates normal metabolic decline in old people. This is because this substance is known to be a "conditional nutrient". It is synthesized in the body by younger people and it is abundantly clear that poor diet is responsible in pregnancy. A supplement of coq10 will clear your gingivitis, but look at your diet!
Dr. Harlan Wilson
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Due to the large changes in hormones during pregnancy, gingivitis is not thought of as a constant but is watched for undo changes. Proper hygiene should be maintained in both conditions, or achieved for constancy in expected results. In a more stable condition outside of pregnancy, hopefully before pregnancy, a good hygiene should have already been established to know that maintenance is present.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck commented
Dentistry 11 years experience
Impeccable oral hygiene must be maintained during pregnancy. I have heard a lot of women use multiple children as an excuse for tooth loss or dentures. I believe this tooth loss is due to less priority on oral hygiene during pregnancy and child rearing.
Sep 15, 2012

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is pregnancy gingivitis different from regular gingivitis?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Pregnancy gingivitis is believed to be secondary to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Regular is not.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: pregnancy gingivitis?

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Dr. Willis Hardesty
Dentistry 28 years experience
Very similar: Pregnancy gingivitis has the same characteristics of regular gingivitis with the exception that pregnancy can be a contributing factor with the onset of the release of steroid hormones involved in the pregnancy cycle. The collection of hormones in the gingival crevicular fluid helps any existing inflammation become that much more. Just remember to have good oral care during pregnancy!

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