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What can I do when pregnant with very swollen gums?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral care

Women who are pregnenant have elevated levels of hormones.
This makes the gum tissues more sensitive to irritants such as palque and calculus. Good oral hygiene with burshing and flossing, as well as continuing to see your dentist during your pregnancy are essential. Some patients will get a benign growth on their gum tissues called a pyogenic granuloma. This may need to be removed surgically.

In brief: Oral care

Women who are pregnenant have elevated levels of hormones.
This makes the gum tissues more sensitive to irritants such as palque and calculus. Good oral hygiene with burshing and flossing, as well as continuing to see your dentist during your pregnancy are essential. Some patients will get a benign growth on their gum tissues called a pyogenic granuloma. This may need to be removed surgically.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
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In brief: See your dentist

Pregnancy gingivitis is common during this time.
..The combo of bacteria and sky high hormones is difficult to deal with. Typically, more frequent dental cleanings, more diligent flossing/brushing can help control things. After delivery, the tissues should return to normal (if you're breastfeeding they may likely stay swollen until you stop).

In brief: See your dentist

Pregnancy gingivitis is common during this time.
..The combo of bacteria and sky high hormones is difficult to deal with. Typically, more frequent dental cleanings, more diligent flossing/brushing can help control things. After delivery, the tissues should return to normal (if you're breastfeeding they may likely stay swollen until you stop).
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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