Majority of women have rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causing the gums to swell and bleed. Also trapping of food causing increased irritation to your gums. Preventive dental care while pregnancy is essential to avoid oral infections such as gum disease, which has been linked to preterm birth.

Minor procedures such as oral prophylaxis can be done for a period of 10 -15 min in an appointment. The use of mouthwash along with care of gums by correct brushing can help in keeping oral care.

Men should be educated for such changes and care needed at the time of pregnancy. Second trimester (period from fourth to sixth month) is considered good for any much needed surgical intervention.