Pregnancy and Taking Care of Your Dental Hygiene
It is a known fact that pregnancy requires a more thorough attention paid to your dental hygiene procedures, since during this time there is an increase in hormone levels that can lead to various dental health conditions. Not only can teeth be damaged, but also the state of your gums. It is true that there is as well the need of your growing fetus to get as much calcium as possible out of your body and thus conferring your bony structures within your body a weaker level of calcium. But this can be easily solved with extra calcium introduced within a pregnant woman’s daily diet.
In case you fail to implement serious dental hygiene habits during the pregnancy time, you and your baby might suffer from the following health problems:
* Gingivitis during pregnancy. It is maybe the most popular oral health affection presented with pregnant women. More than 60% (according to recent statistics) suffer from this condition called pregnancy gingivitis. You must know that the cause of this condition is the accumulation of plaque and bacteria in between your teeth. The symptoms are: red and swollen gums while ion some cases you can feel that the gums recede allowing the teeth be looser.
Another symptom is the frequent bad breath regardless that you brush at frequent basis. You can as well take note of some pus accumulating at the level of your gum and when this happens, you should consult with the a dentist as soon as possible. The good news here is that it can be treated immediately preventing as such the developing of periodontal disease.
* Another condition that can appear as a result of a bad dental hygiene during pregnancy is periodontal disease. As mentioned above, this occurs as a result of an untreated gingivitis. The symptoms will be presented by tender gums, inflamed and red in color, with some cases of frequent bleeding leading as such to deterioration of gum tissues and bones.
You might as well present a bad breath in combination with tooth loss and other types of infections at the gum level. You should consult with the doctor at the first signs of this condition who will recommend you to go to the dentist to have the problem properly treated.
* The conditions described above can lead to pregnancy tumors, this is why it is very important to seek immediate help with a dentist and inquire whether these diseases won’t develop tumor. This type of tumor that evolves from these conditions is also known as “pyogenic granulomas” and you will have hard times eating and even speaking. But there is great news following the bad news of being discovered with suffering from this tumor: it can be removed immediately through surgery.