Gum Disease in Women

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As your dentist can tell you, women may be particularly vulnerable to gum disease at specific periods of their life. Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and post-menopause can all affect women’s susceptibility to gum disease.

The release of estrogen and progesterone during puberty can lead to increased blood flow to the gums. In turn, this can cause the gums to become more sensitive to irritants and prone to pain and swelling. Some women may suffer from menstrual gingivitis, a condition in which gums swell or bleed in the period immediately preceding the onset of the patient’s menstrual period. Periodontal infection or disease is particularly dangerous during pregnancy, as it can affect the health of the fetus. Pregnant women are advised to schedule regular check-ups with a dentist. Menopausal and postmenopausal women can experience a dry mouth, painful gums or changes to their sense of taste. Estrogen supplementation is sometimes an effective treatment for these symptoms.

Women of all ages should take good care of their gums. The dentists at Oak Creek Dental Care make it easy for women and men to learn more about maintaining oral health with regular dental cleanings and appointments. Schedule an appointment with a dentist serving Columbus, Ohio by calling us at (614) 882-7456.

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Oak Creek Dental Care
Columbus Dentist
Located at 6865 Oak Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43229
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