Pregnancy tumors are common in pregnancy and generally appear near the upper gum line. These tumors appear like large lump and have red markings on it. These lumps may bleed and make eating, drinking and talking really painful. Such tumors cause great discomfort too. These tumors can occur to most of the pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy. But such kinds of tumors generally occur more in the second trimester. Even though these lumps are termed as tumors, you should get worried. Many women fear thinking whether these lumps are cancerous. In 100 pregnant women only 10 pregnant women are under high risk of getting pregnancy tumors.
Pregnancy tumors generally happen to those pregnant women who have got pregnancy gingivitis. There are many other names of such tumors like pregnancy epulides, lobular capillary hemangioma, puogenic granuloma and granuloma of pregnancy. Such tumors are not dangerous but it is better to treat them so as to get relief from the pain. Generally once you deliver you baby, such tumors vanish immediately. But in case the pain caused by the pregnancy tumor is more and unbearable then your dentist will advice you to remove the tumors with simple surgery.
In the surgery the dentist will first give you local anesthesia and then remove it with simple procedure. But even after removing the pregnancy tumor, there are chances of you getting them back. In almost half of the cases such tumors can return back. If the dentist can figure out what is the real cause of getting such tumors, then he or she will try to remove the root cause so that such tumors will not occur again. Dentists will also advice you to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent such tumors.
Thus it is must for every pregnant women to look after her teeth and gums during pregnancy. In fact it is better to take extra care of oral hygiene during pregnancy. The main reason behind getting pregnancy tumors is bacteria, plaque and trapped food particles inside the teeth. Hence by taking care that nothing of this happens with you, you can avoid getting pregnancy tumors. Brush your teeth twice with fluoride containing toothpaste and floss your teeth once in a day. These things will also prevent you from tooth decay and gum gingivitis.
Rinse you mouth with anti-microbial mouth rinse, as it will prevent any kind of infection to teeth and gums and also avoid plaque and bacteria growth. Mouth rinses are very helpful in removing the trapped food particles from teeth compared to toothbrush and flossing. Also you can eat healthy food that will be rich source of vitamin C, as it will reduce your chances of getting tooth decay, gum diseases and pregnancy tumors. Vitamin C naturally keeps the teeth clean. In fact the vitamin C rich food is also good for your body, as it gives you energy and helps you to fight with the fatigue during pregnancy. Vitamin D is also needed for tissue growth and hence you can sit in your garden or on your terrace where the early morning sunlight will fall on you. The early morning sunlight is very rich source of vitamin D.