568875 tn?1424397205

had to go to the dentist

so i had to go to the dentist bc i have this inflamation on my gums and it all seemed to happen right when i found out i was pregnant. the doc said that its common for pregnant women to get this it actually has a name for it and all. he says a lot of women find out there preg bc of it..how weird is that. ive never heard of it...he also told me my wisdom teeth were coming in NOOOO!! he said i should be find during my pregnancy but after that i should take care of it! the crappy thing is the wisdom tooth that is coming in is on the side with the swelling so i have to take extra care of it. and have to take abx. this stinks...
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568875 tn?1424397205
haha thats funny bc ive been gaging almost everytime i brush my teeth...ugh. its so weird what stuff happens when ur preg...haha
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118225 tn?1278654940
You know what other part of pregnancy/your mouth is annoying?  When I was pregnant with my daughter I would always throw up from brushing my teeth.  it was horrible.  I asked my dentist about it, and she told me it was common and something about toothpaste and increased gag reflex made it easy to throw up while brusing your teeth.  I just think its funny how a baby growing in uterus can have such a big impact on your mouth, lol.
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568875 tn?1424397205
gosh so i wonder since i got it so early if im screwed and gonna get the whole time im preg...weird
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187316 tn?1386356682
Hey found this on the American Pregnancy Associate website:

Swollen gums, which may be sore and more susceptible to bleeding, are common during pregnancy. This inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis. Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the hormonal changes that increase the blood flow to the gum tissue and cause your gums to be more sensitive, irritable and swollen.

The hormonal changes also hinder the body's normal response to the bacteria which causes periodontal infections. This makes it easier for plaque to build up on your teeth and makes you more susceptible to gingivitis. The severity of pregnancy gingivitis usually increases in the second trimester and disappears within a couple of days after delivery.
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