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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    Pregnancy related changes to hormonal levels in the woman’s body can cause inflammation and swelling of the gums. This condition is known as pregnancy gingivitis and if not treated, it can develop to periodontal disease, severe gum infection and gum abscesses that can be highly painful. Over 50% of all pregnant women experience the symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis.
    Hormonal and psychological factors may cause changes in the dietary patterns during pregnancy. Many pregnant women increase the consumption of sugar, which leads to a high risk of developing toothaches due to tooth decay.
    Pregnant women need increased intake of calcium, which is used for the bone formation of the baby. Lower calcium levels of the mother may weaken the natural re-mineralization cycle of the tooth enamel and increase the risk of cavities and tooth pain. Pain can be due to sinusitis also and that may need treatment.

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