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Swollen painful gums????

The last few days my gums have started to swell, & they have been bleeding when I brush my teeth! I've also noticed 3 teeth that have started to hurt around where my gums are the most swollen. I know you gain extra blood volume while pregnant, so I'm wondering if this is pregnancy related or if all of a sudden there is just something wrong with my teeth? Does anybody know?? BTW I'm 16weeks if that makes a difference...


Asked by WannabeMommy87 at 1:07 AM on May. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I had this same problem! It's very common to get gingivitis while pregnant, Starting in the 4th month..I still have some signs of it-i.e. bleeding gums(I am only 6 weeks post partum). I actually got a route canal in my 2nd trimester :( It is recommended that you get one, if not 2 cleanings during your pregnancy because untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontis(way more serious) and had been linked toa variety of pregnancy complications!! Scary!! Hope this helps!!!

    Answer by MadisonsMom0408 at 3:05 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • rinse your mouth with warm salt water about 3 - 6 times a day. That should help

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:30 AM on May. 21, 2009