Does pregnancy gingivitis go away?
Most pregnancy gingivitis goes away after the birth, leaving you to worry about other things, like the dental health of your new baby.
Can gingivitis harm my baby?
How gum disease can affect your baby. Up until recently, pregnancy gingivitis was not seen as a serious medical concern. However, now there are studies that suggest there is a link between pregnancy gingivitis and premature babies with low birth weights.
Can gingivitis cause miscarriage?
Effects of gum disease on a growing fetus range depending upon the severity and timing of infection. Periodontal disease in an expectant mother can even lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. And the cause can be as simple as gestational gingivitis—something that is easily overlooked, even by doctors.
How early does pregnancy gingivitis start?
Pregnancy gingivitis most commonly develops between months 2 and 8. It may reach a peak during the third trimester. Pregnant women also face an increased risk of both tooth decay and loose teeth.
How long does it take for pregnancy gingivitis to go away?
Although the gingivitis generally subsides shortly after birth, it should nonetheless be periodically monitored by your dentist (during and after pregnancy), in order to prevent the gingivitis from turning into the more serious (and irreversible) form known as periodontitis.
Can you kiss someone with gingivitis?
If you have gingivitis, it’s best to avoid kissing others until the condition has been treated. This can help prevent the spread of bacteria to anyone who may be vulnerable to it.