Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases for any woman. The journey can be both exciting and scary. When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes a lot of changes. Basically, there are three stages of pregnancy - first trimester, second trimester and third trimester. Every woman faces different physical and emotional challenges during these three stages.
Women suffer from some symptoms or the others after conceiving, however, at times, they aren't sure if these are the signs of pregnancy. Many women suffer from oral issues like bad breath, tooth sensitivity, red or swollen gums among others. A lot of women wonder if oral health is anywhere connected to pregnancy. Well, we have all the answers for you.
We spoke to Dr. Pooja Vyas Bansal Consultant Gynecologist , Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Navi Mumbai (Vashi), and asked her if oral health issues like teeth sensitivity are an early sign of pregnancy.
The expert said, "Our body changes itself during pregnancy in multiple ways, but the onset of teeth sensitivity is a sign much unheard of. Changes in certain hormones like progesterone lead to increased blood flow which can cause swollen gums and sore teeth. Increased blood flow to the gums makes them softer and thus vulnerable to inflammation and swelling. It increases tenders in the mouth, and teeth become sensitive and hurt."
Teeth Sensitivity Not An Early Sign Of Pregnancy
The expert further shared that teeth sensitivity is not an early sign of pregnancy. She shared that this symptom appears during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
How To Treat Teeth Sensitivity During Pregnancy?
The expert shared that to manage the discomfort caused by teeth sensitivity and prevent it further, one must -
- Maintain good oral hygiene
- Eat a balanced, low sugar diet
- Consult a doctor if the condition persists
What Are Some Early Signs Of Pregnancy?
While tooth sensitivity is not an early sign of pregnancy, there are many other common symptoms that could hint at it.
- Missed periods
- Morning sickness
- Breast discomfort
- Increased urination
- Back pain
- Leg cramps
- Mood swings
Common Symptoms During Second And Third Trimesters
The expert shared that women experience different symptoms during the second and third trimesters. Some common symptoms are -
- Skin changes
- Butterfly pigmentation on the face
- Stretch marks
- Increased weight
- Pelvic joint and back pain
- Difficulty in breathing
However, if a woman suffers from the following symptoms, she should immediately see a doctor -
- Vaginal discharge
- Excessive vomiting
- Sharp pain
- Blurred vision
To get relief from all the discomfort caused by these symptoms, one can follow some home remedies and take medications.
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Lastly, the expert shared that many of these symptoms aren't exclusive to pregnancy and can appear due to other health conditions. The occurrence of more than 1 of these signs is more likely to be a symptom of pregnancy.
The easiest way to confirm pregnancy is with a home kit or with the help of a medical consultant. It is advisable to get it tested at the earliest so that prenatal care begins as soon as possible.
During pregnancy, women should share all the changes they are experiencing with the doctor as multiple changes are expected and each of them might have a different medication. It is always a good idea to enquire and follow up with the doctor when it comes to different changes in the body and further make informed decisions.
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