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what is the definition or description of: pregnancy gingivitis?

7 doctor answers23 doctors weighed in
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!
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Gums Bleed?: During pregnancy, the hormonal levels are preparing body for developing fetus. The gums are affected by this hormone change and become susceptible to inflammation. The inflammed gingiva will appear puffy, red, sometimes sore, and will bleed readily. This is pregnancy gingivitis which requires good oral hygiene and dental cleanings to keep it in check.
Dr. Marguerite Myers
Dentistry 45 years experience
Bleeding gums: Pregnancy gingivitis is inflammation of the gingival tissue in the mouth caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Regular dental cleanings will help this condition.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Pyogenic Granuloma: When pregnancy occurs hormonal changes happen. You my notice that your gums can get red, swollen and bleed. Cleanings are an important part of your pregnancy. Get a release and clearance from your obgyn to your dentist for a cleaning. The second trimester is usually the safest time. Remember to keep up with brushing and flossing your teeth.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Hormonal-caused.: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause the gums to swell, redden, become sore and bleed easily. The hormonal changes also interfere with the body's normal response to the bacteria in the mouth which causes gum infections. Brushing at least twice daily and flossing at least once a day can help as well as regular visits to the dentist for cleanings at least twice a year.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Endodontics 44 years experience
Gum inflammation: Puffy, red, bleeding gums caused by hormonal changes in pregnant women. Sometimes pregnant women are negligent in their home care and dental cleanings exacerbating the problem.
Dr. Aldo Sordelli
Periodontics 22 years experience
Inflamed gums pregna: Inflamed gums during pregnancy.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is pregnancy gingivitis different from regular gingivitis?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Pregnancy gingivitis is believed to be secondary to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Regular is not.
A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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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!

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