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Suggest treatment for pregnancy gingivitis

I'm very concerned right now. I'm 11 weeks pregnant. And during what was my morning sickness, it apparently made me so sick that I couldn't brush my teeth without having to suffer through a horrible reaction afterwards.. I believe I have the starting of pregnancy gingivitis. I have noticed with trying to remember to brush once to twice a day and listerine once a day the gingivitis appears to be going away. (It's only in the front of my mouth.) I am scared though, as I read up on it this early in the morning.. I have had my tears, and was hysterical to my fiance that I may have no teeth... Please tell me how I may treat this? And yes, I realize, I need to see a dentist but that could be months from now as I live in a big city an it took ages itself to even get me in for my first check up with pregnancy which is this friday!
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
pregnancy gingivitis is common during pregnancy, nothing to worry, its because of the hormonal changes. Once you deliver everything will be fine. Right now nothing to be panic, just maintain the oral hygiene by brushing morning and night. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating anything. Do not use chlorhexidine mouth wash, instead you can rinse with warm water with little salt dissolved(saline) in it. Once you get time you can get your teeth cleaned. you will not loose any teeth just because of pregnancy gingivitis.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Suggest treatment for pregnancy gingivitis

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. pregnancy gingivitis is common during pregnancy, nothing to worry, its because of the hormonal changes. Once you deliver everything will be fine. Right now nothing to be panic, just maintain the oral hygiene by brushing morning and night. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating anything. Do not use chlorhexidine mouth wash, instead you can rinse with warm water with little salt dissolved(saline) in it. Once you get time you can get your teeth cleaned. you will not loose any teeth just because of pregnancy gingivitis. I hope my answer will help you, take care.