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Pregnancy Gingivitis In Children
See below: Pregnancy gingivitis is believed to be secondary to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Regular is not. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
This is my first trimester and I have been diagnosed with pregnancy gingivitis. My coverage only covers 1 cleaning a year, what should I do?
BrushWell,GetAnother: Cleaning, shop around, ask friends about both price & quality. Public has been long deluded about "insurance". It insures nothing: only collects money & makes sure much never given back, drives costs up; quality, efficacy, access to service all down. Why would paying for something through a 3rd money party make things less expensive? It does not, an advance time-payment plan & charged $ to save. ...Read more
Pregnancy gingivitis: Pregnancy gingivitis is common during pregnancy because of the change in hormones. However, it can be controlled with good brushing and flossing. It is important to see your dentist for routine exams and cleanings during pregnancy. Gingivitis can have an effect on fetal development so take excellent care of yourself and your mouth. ...Read more
Don't get pregnant..: Sorry... There is no way to prevent or to even predict that everyone and anyone who gets pregnaat will have pregnancy gingivitis. When having a child... Your body goes thru so many hormonal changes... Gingivitis is minor. Although annoying the things you can do to help yourself is use a gentle toothbrush, avoid the whitening toothpastes and try to floss with regularity. Good luck and congrats. ...Read more
That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read more
I am 35 weeks pregnant. I went to the dentist recently and was told I had pregnancy induceded gingivitis and all 4 of my wisdom teeth are coming in bu?
Gum infection: Gum infection can cause low birth weight and/or pre-term delivery. Ectopic eruption of 3rd molars may need Rx now or after delivery. See gum specialist, Periodontist, and wisdom tooth specialist, Oral Surgeon, for all the same reasons you see a pregnancy/delivery specialist, OBGyn. Please schedule examinations ASAP. ...Read more
No need for antibiot: Gingivitis is inflammation not infection. It can be controlled with improved oral hygiene and anti-inflamm. Rinsing with 2% OTC hydrogen peroxide diluted 50/50 with water 3 x/day will change the environment and reduce the inflammation by introducing oxygen to the area where the anaerobic organisms are causing the inflammation. Important to have meticulous oral hyg after any food Intake. ...Read more
Several things:: Among other things, it could result in preterm labor or low birth weight. The body is stressed enough during pregnancy. Bacterial infection adds to that. Also, the increase in Progesterone levels during pregnancy cause soft tissues to relax; this includes your gums. Even otherwise healthy gums may swell and bleed during pregnancy. Periodontitis could flare up and get worse during this time. ...Read more
IF you have teeth: Young children to elderly can get gingivitis any time oral hygiene is inadequate. It is simply inflamation in the gums. If you mean periodontitis then it usually comes later but it is preventable with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, see your dentist. ...Read more
With cleaning: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is usually due to bacteria-containing plaque and tartar at the gum line. Daily brushing & flossing prevents plaque formation. Your dentist will need to physically remove the plaque and tartar. In the absence of bacteria and plaque, the body is able to heal the inflammation. Gingivitis can also be caused by other factors, please consult your dentist. ...Read more
Not brushing: If you do not brush and floss you get build up of plaque and calculus on you teeth this cause you gingiva to become inflamed. This is gingivitis, if untreated it become periodontitis that's when it progresses from the gingiva and effects the supporting bone around the teeth. Your teeth become loose and you can lose them. Do oral hygiene and visiting you dentist every six months is important. ...Read more
Gingivitis is just an inflammation of the gums due to primarily bacteria, untreated, plaque will invade the lower layers of the gums mainly attacking the attachment apparatus around the teeth, bleeding become more often and you are getting into the second irreversible stage of gum disease with bone loss.
Don't wait till it get worse, get them professionally cleaned as often as possible. ...Read more
Visit the dentist: Only a dentist or periodontist (dentist who specializes in gum care) can properly diagnosis your condition and recommend a course of treatment. Both are serious and need attention ASAP. Make an appointment, discover your condition and get healthy! ...Read more
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 ...Read more