Is it normal for my gums to bleed during pregnancy?

Is it normal for my gums to bleed during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the extra hormones in your body may cause your gums to swell and bleed.  Floss and brush regularly, using a soft toothbrush, to keep your teeth in good shape.  Having a dental checkup early in pregnancy is a good idea to be sure your mouth is healthy.

Local anesthesia, if needed, does not pose a risk during pregnancy.  Dental x-rays should only be done if necessary, and with your abdomen shielded.

 

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