Do I have gingivitis?
After I had my son and had nursed him for about 4 months, the gums below one of my back molars started getting kind of red and sore. I could be wrong cuz I never really paid attention before, but it also seemed like the gum line receeded a little bit. The thing is, that's the ONLY place I have that happening - right under that one tooth. Nowhere else. And it's not constantly sore or red. It'll just kind of "flare up" once in a while. And I don't have bad breath problems, and my teeth don't really bleed when I floss. *But* if they do bleed, it's usually on my bottom teeth.
I have very good brushing and usually good flossing habits. I brush at least three times a day and floss at least once very other day. I also use mouthwash. From what I've read, it does sound likely that that's gingivitis, but I just don't understand how I could have gotten it? Unless it has to do with nursing my son and my own nutrition levels being depleted... I'm making an appt with the dentist but I'm a little nervous. Having bad teeth or having them fall out when I get older has always been a huge fear of mine, and if he tells me I have gingivitis, I'm probably gonna freak out!!
Anyone have any input or advice?
Last edited by cambria; 06-17-2006 at 09:35 AM.