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Swelling in gums during 16 week of pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Lebowitz answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Swelling of the gums during pregnancy is called pregnancy gingivitis and is related to the increase in hormone levels during pregnancy. Your tissue is much more sensitive to irritation from plaque and calculus. See you dentist for evaluation and cleaning. They will also be able to advise you of techniques to improve efficacy of home care. Congratulations and best wishes for a healthy baby.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

A surge of estrogen during pregnancy is expected. Estrogen breaks down in your body and produce estradiol, which helps p. Gingivalis bacteria to grow. This result in gum inflammation and thus termed "pregnancy gingivitis". Treatment involved good thorough cleaning and good oral hygiene would help to alleviate the gum bleeding problem.

Answered Apr 20, 2013

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