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What is menstruation gingivitis?

Menstruation gingivitis is inflammation and irritation of the gums caused by changes in the hormones estrogen and progesterone during ovulation and premenstruation.  It can be uncomfortable and annoying, but it tends to resolve when hormone levels return to normal.

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