Redness and gum inflammation can sometimes indicate a hormonal imbalance. This often happens in pregnancy, but other kinds of imbalances can trigger this response as well. Our team is familiar with this little-known connection, so we’ll know exactly what to look for and how to treat your gums so your oral inflammation won’t adversely affect the rest of your body. Healthy gums equals a healthy body. When they are red, puffy, and inflamed, it can be an early warning sign of a wide array of health issues, including a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances can affect your mind and body in a wide variety of ways, and by keeping a close eye on the state of your gums, we can catch the indications of this problem and help you get treatment before your life is ever affected. For example, during pregnancy, women can experience a condition known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” As pregnant women undergo dramatic changes in their hormone levels, their risk of this condition goes up because changes in hormones can increase blood flow to the gums, causing them to overreact and become more sensitive. At our dental office, we’ll make sure that you’re able to stay proactive against these sudden changes in gum tissue.