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Is pregnancy gingivitis different from regular gingivitis?

Is pregnancy gingivitis different from regular gingivitis?

See below: Pregnancy gingivitis is believed to be secondary to hormonal changes during pregnancy. Regular is not. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What are your best home remedies for pregnancy gingivitis?

Pregnancy gingivitis: Be as diligent as you can with proper tooth brushing and flossing. When was your last professional dental exam and cleaning? Start there and have your own dentist or dental hygienist go over proper oral hygiene techniques with you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pregnancy gingivitis?

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

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

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

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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?

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

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Is gingivitis associated with pregnancy?

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

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How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

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

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How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

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

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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?

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

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What is the best antibiotic for gingivitis, in general and also in case of pregnency then?

What is the best antibiotic for gingivitis, in general and also in case of pregnency then?

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

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How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does aggressive periodontitis affect pregnancy?

Absolutely: Studies have shown that periodontal disease is a risk factor in preterm birth, low birth weight babies and preeclampsia. As well as pregnancy gingivitis and pregnancy gum tumors. ...Read more

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How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

How does chronic periodontitis affect pregnancy?

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

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How early can you get gingivitis? 40s? 50s?

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

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How does gingivitis go away?

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

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How do people get gingivitis?

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

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What does gingivitis look like?

What does gingivitis look like?

Red swollen gums: Red and swollen gums, that bleed easily to brushing and/ or flossing. If neglected- this condition will advance to periodontitis — which is severe gum problem, with teeth loss, bone loss etc. ...Read more

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What can I do about gingivitis?

What can I do about gingivitis?

Remove plaque: Go to a dental professional and get a cleaning. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Floss!: Good brushing and flossing, and perhaps use of a good mouthrinse like listerine. If it is just gingivitis then this will be beneficial, but if it's progressed to a more serious form, affecting the bone, your home care will not cure the problem. ...Read more

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How do I eliminate gingivitis, please help?

Gingivitis: Call your dentist and make an appointment for a check up and a cleaning with a hygienist. ...Read more

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I've been getting reoccuring gingivitis. Please help?

I've been getting reoccuring gingivitis. Please help?

Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. If it is not going away, it may be more than gingivitis and has progressed into full-blown gum disease. Please go see your dentist. ...Read more

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What signs indicate that gingivitis has become severe?

What signs indicate that gingivitis has become severe?

Spontaneous bleeding: 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

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What to do if I keep getting reoccuring gingivitis. Please help?

What to do if I keep getting reoccuring gingivitis. Please help?

Get a Sonicare!: Be meticulous about your brushing and flossing! Go to target and get a sonicare essence for $39 and use it twice a day! Your teeth and gums will be squeaky clean! ...Read more

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Was wondering if you took three- four dips and you have gingivitis, would you still be okay?

No "safe" tobacco: The nicotine content in one "dip" of snuff can be 4 times that of 1 cigarette. The best thing you can do for your teeth, gingivitis and health is to quit using tobacco; it’s the only way to decrease your risk of tobacco-related health problems. ...Read more

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How can I rid of gingivitis naturally?

Gingivitis: Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums (gingiva) due to plaque and tarter build up. To avoid gingivitis you must brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist to keep up with proper oral health. ...Read more

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How can I cure gum immflamation gingivitis?

Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth.
Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read more

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How do I tell if it is gingivitis or an abscess?

How do I tell if it is gingivitis or an abscess?

Localization?: An abscess is usually confined to one area of the mouth and is associated with an aching tooth. Gingivitis is red, inflamed, bleeding gums throughout the mouth. Please see the dentist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was having plaque induced gingivitis. What should I do?

I was having plaque induced gingivitis. What should I do?

Brush and floss: Gingivitis is usualy resolved by good oral hygine. You need to brush and floss after every meal. Make sure you see a dentist every six months for a proper teeth cleaning as well. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have gingivitis or periodontis?

I need help! How do I know if I have gingivitis or periodontis?

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

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What to do if I cannot tell if I have gingivitis or periodontis?

Periodontitis: The symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis are similar and you could not tell the difference without an examination. Periodontitis is the more advanced disease because it involves losing the bone that supports the teeth. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy Gingivitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more