submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S., Bucks County Dental Design
Pregnancy, with its many physical changes, is an exciting time of life for any woman. It is also a time to pay extra attention to your dental health.
During pregnancy, many women experience increased sensitivity and puffiness of the gums. Pregnancy causes an alteration in the estrogen and progesterone levels which, when coupled with plaque in the mouth, can cause an exaggerated response in the mouth. The result can be a condition called pregnancy gingivitis or a benign gum growth known as a pregnancy tumor.