gum disease

Pregnancy and Swollen Gums (Pregnancy Gingivitis)

Swollen gums which may be sore and more susceptible to bleeding are common during pregnancy. This inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis. Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the hormonal change of estrogen and progesterone which increases the blood flow to the gum tissue and causes your gums to be more sensitive and vulnerable to irritation and swelling.