- Mar 28, 2019
Hello, I just started a progestin pill a week ago for endometriosis, and for a couple of days now, my gums have been really sore. I have read that this can happen with these sorts of hormonal changes. The pain started on both sides but is now on only one side (top and bottom). My gums have not changed colour and are not swollen- they look like they always do (and my dentist always says my gums are healthy). They are just sore. Ibuprofen seems to be helping but I can’t keep taking that long term. I have a severe dentist phobia so am wondering whether this problem is likely to eventually resolve itself as I get used to the medication, and whether it’s likely to cause dental problems? Thanks so much!