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i'm 24 weeks pregnant. why might the gums over one of my front teeth be swollen, tender, and bleeding, ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Pregnancy gingivitis: It could be pregnancy gingivitis. It is a condition of altered sensitivity to the plaque in your mouth and usuall will involve more than one tooth. It might also be an abcessed gum or tooth nerve (which will usually be just one tooth). See a dentist to determine the actual cause of this problem, and do it quickly. Research has shown that swollen, bleeding gums can affect pregnancies.
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Pregnancy gingivitis: Gue to hormonal changes that are a normal part of pregnancy, many women get tender bleeding gums especially during the third trimester. See your dentist. If the tooth is infected, the infection should be controlled.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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