Bleeding gums

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by Tiggy26, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Tiggy26

    Tiggy26 Well-Known Member

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    Another post, sorry.

    I know this is a normal thing in pregnancy but was just woundering if anyone around the same stage of pregnancy as me has noticed an increase in bleeding gums? When i clean my teeth now, its like a blood bath :shock:
     
  2. Kimbo

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    yeah mine were quite bad around 15 weeks, then it got better, and now its like ive been a cannibal everytime i brush my teeth!
     
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    Yeah, same here. It did improve a bit but has been worse than ever over the last week or so.
     
  4. Squiglet

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    Mine was horrific when I was in 2nd Tri... I went and had them cleaned but the past couple of weeks it's gotten worse... I've just put it down to them needing cleaning again.. :think: :think:
     
  5. heles7

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    mine have got a lot worse in the last week, they're not even waiting for me to get the toothbrush out now... just randomly starting to bleed on their own accord.
     
  6. chrystaltips

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    I've had this all the way through but the odd days it is worse than others - literally pours like a horror film!

    I think it's mostly caused by the hormones and should resolve itself post-partum but it can make it more likely for your gums to get infected. My dentist suggested using corsodyl mouthwash twice a day for two-weeks. It didn't stop my gums bleeding but it lessened it and made my mouth feel like a much nicer place. Also, make sure you floss everyday too.
     
  7. GBLiz

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    mine have been pretty bad the whole time since first tri!

    the dentist did some scraping which hurt like hell but helped a bit , and recommended corsodyl. I cant gargle it for a full minute cos it tastes so strong! but it does seem to help and stops the pain aswell when i have a sore mouth moment
     
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    Ill have the odd day where they will bleed a little but last week one morning i brushed them and there was blood everywhere!!! but they were fine in the evening
     

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