oral health during pregnancy: avoid hormonal gingivitis

Written by: Dr. Pedro Román Payá
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

During pregnancy many women suffering from hormonal gingivitis. In order not to suffer the consequences (bleeding or redness of the gums), it is advisable to go to the dentist before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy, without neglecting oral health.


Oral problems during pregnancy and cause

Women often experience hormonal state gingivitis, which is natural, and that usually starts in the second or third month of pregnancy, and may increase the severity until the eighth month.

This is due to increased levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy, which makes defenses react differently against bacteria found in plaque in contact with the gum, manifesting itself with signs of inflammation: bleeding, redness or weakness of the gum.

In fact, in some cases, gums swollen by pregnancy gingivitis can react with special virulence against plaque bacteria, forming large lumps called "pregnancy tumors". These are not cancerous and usually are painless, although bleeding tendency, giving fear brushing properly and easily to produce cavities. Hence the old saying "every child costs a tooth."

Here you can see some examples of hormonal gingivitis or pregnancy:


Importance of caring for oral health during pregnancy

About half of women experience pregnancy gingivitis. However, women who have healthy gums or gingivitis have healed before pregnancy are less likely to be exposed.

Like many women do not know the state of your gums, experts in Dentistry and Stomatology recommend making a visit to the dentist to assess the health of the gums at the time to become pregnant.

It is important that during the period of pregnancy oral health is neglected. Changes in psychology and behavior during pregnancy make some women focus their concern in pregnancy and pay less attention to personal care.

Remember, oral care benefits both the mother and her unborn child.


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Pedro Román Payá

By Dr. Pedro Román Payá

Dr. Pedro Román Payá is a leading practitioner of Elche. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Valencia and Stomatology at the Complutense University of Madrid. It also has postgraduate continuing education in many fields related to the specialty, predominantly Surgical and prosthodontic content. He combines his professional activity with teaching, being Teacher continuing education program in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation, Vitoria, Madrid and Albacete. He has participated as a speaker at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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