Pregnant women experience more gum bleeding and gingivitis due to elevated hormonal levels and changes. The increased estrogen and progesterone cause the gums to react differently to bacteria found in plaque. Studies have shown that 70% of women develop gingivitis during the second month of pregnancy. Recent studies highlighted an additional association between periodontal infection and pre-term low birth weight deliveries. Early diagnosis and conservative periodontal management can help control these processes and limit complications both during and after pregnancy. Since periodontal management can be done in a safe and supportive environment, there is no need to avoid it during pregnancy. Symptoms that pregnant woman should look for include: swollen or red gums and bleeding when brushing your teeth.
Pregnancy Tumors are NOT cancerous. They are just harmless growths in the mouth. Very few pregnant women have this development in the gum line. Pregnancy tumors mimic an open sore and can become crusted over. Pregnancy tumors can range anywhere from an inch to two inches in size. Dr. Rashti‘s office, offers several services for priodontal disease and dental implants.