There are many ways your pregnancy can alter your oral health, so it is important that you take care of your smile as much as possible so you can maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. So, while you are holding the wonderful bun in your oven, please keep an eye out for the following dental issues:
Pregnancy gingivitis is a very common dental problem many women face because of the hormonal changes they experience during their pregnancy. Gingivitis is a serious and dangerous disease that can cause your gums to swell and bleed. If this disease is left untreated, it could advance into the later stages of gum disease and it can ultimately destroy your smile.
Pregnant women are more prone to tooth decay because of a variety of different reasons. First, if you are consuming more carbohydrates than normal, this can cause decay. Second, if you are frequently vomiting because of morning sickness, your chompers are subjected to stomach acid on a regular basis. If the teeth are not taken care of, the acid can erode your smile and create tooth decay.
For some women, overgrowths appear on the gums and those overgrowths are known as pregnancy tumors. These tumors are not cancerous nor dangerous. They generally form because of excess plaque and they usually swell between the teeth. They can bleed very easily and they have a red, raspberry-like appearance. They should disappear once the baby is born.
If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the ways you can prevent these dental issues, please feel free to call Advanced Dental Care today at 781-272-2875 and talk to our caring dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher McGonigle if you have any concerns that need to be solved. We look forward to your call!