Sore gums!!

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by Redbootz, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Redbootz

    Redbootz Well-Known Member

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    I always get sore gums when I am run down or have a cold etc but now three teeth in particular are really sensitive and the gums are really red. They bleed when I use my air floss but not when I use regular floss? I have recently been to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't as bad. I also went to the hygienist who said it would settle down after pregnancy and it is to be expected because of hormones. I was told I had hardly any plaque and had good oral hygiene but then why are my gums so red swollen and bleeding because if my hygeine were excellent then surely they wouldn't be bleeding? I don't want my teeth to falll out. I will call the dentist to tomorrow anyway and get checked again (I feel I live there!) but has anyone else had this? I also don't want hun disease to harm the baby.
     
  2. love87

    love87 Well-Known Member

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    My teeth are so sensitive since pregnancy. Also my gums have become tender and swollen on a couple of occasions. Have been to dentist who told me it's all pregnancy related, and not to worry. My gums bleed sometimes when I'm brushing too but not much. I would defiantly go back to dentist to be on the safe side but I don't think it's anything to worry about. It seems to be common. X
     
  3. JD.Deedee

    JD.Deedee Well-Known Member

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    I have bad teeth like big massive holes in them bad teeth although I keep them clean and no pain so just waiting for it to be sorted. But where I recently lost a bit of tooth and the hole is quite deep it hurt really bad when I had my cold the other week. My nose on that side was proper painful and blocked up too and the day it was the worst I said to my friend I think I might have to go dentist this week cause this pain is agonising... Couple of days later when the cold went so did the toothache.

    Do use a soft bristle brush in pregnancy as your gums are a little more sensitive but just wait a couple of days w/ your cold to see if it goes
     
  4. sammielou

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    Mine got really bad in tri 2. Bleeding after barely touching them with a toothbrush. I went to the dentist and he checked everything over. He gave them a clean and told me to brush them really hard. He said he didn't care if my mouth looked like something out of a horror movie - brush, flush, interdental brushing, all twice a day. I was to get every little bit of plaque I could gone no matter how much it hurt and bled (And believe me, it did both, a lot. I was crying after brushing my teeth the first nights). It took 2 weeks before I could brush my teeth without fear again.

    I've still got a little bleeding and if I get lax about flossing/interdental brushing then the sore gums soon return.
     
  5. Redbootz

    Redbootz Well-Known Member

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    Well I went to the dentist today and it's becuase I have veneers and for aesthetics they place them under the gum slightly so you can't clean all of the gum. So if I can keep on top of it and not let it get any worse till after baby I will need a deep clean under the gums after baby is born. I go to the hygeinist twice a year and I see the dentist twice a year and he just said wih hormones it has probably just flared up and he wasn't to concerned but it will need the treatment. I hope it isn't to expensive to have done.
     

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