Birth Control and Oral Health- What women need to know

Impact of hormonal changes on oral health

Birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills act mainly by affecting ovulation altering the release of hormones in the body.

Other factors to consider

Women who smoke have an increased risk of blood clotting and infections in sockets after wisdom tooth extraction.


Some medications can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills. It is always advised to discuss your medical history with your dentist before starting with any treatment.


The duration for which a woman uses hormone-based birth control methods imposes a significant effect on the risk of gum diseases.


What women need to know

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