When a woman is undergoing menopause, her body will also undergo many changes on account of the hormonal changes. These hormonal fluctuations may also cause undesirable oral symptoms.
Menopause indicates the end of fertility in females. It is a usual part of a woman?s aging process. If a woman is experiencing menopause and is having dental problems, she should immediately also talk to her dentist about it. Menopause can be the cause of some of the dental problems that she is facing.
Some of the possible oral problems or changes usually related to menopause are as follows:
– Flow of saliva decreases
– Dry mouth caused by reduced estrogen levels
– Burning mouth syndrome that will eventually lead to acute pain affecting gingival, palate, lips, tongue and denture support
– Mucosal changes which will cause the gums to become dry, and pale and bleed quite easily
– Periodontitis, where a person becomes more vulnerable to gum diseases. Some women suffer from periodontitis when they are going through menopause.
If you experience any of these problems during menopause, you should consult your dentist immediately. Your dentist may undertake an evaluation process to ascertain the use of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for oral and systematic health benefits.
– Estrogen supplements can provide:
– Benefits for gum tissue
– Prevents losing of teeth
– Helpful for prevention of osteoporosis
– Relief from the above mentioned symptoms