Due to decreased levels of estrogen caused by menopause, there can be changes in the body which can also affect the mouth. The menopause is unlikely to be the actual cause of gum disease but it can worsen an existing condition.
If gum disease is already present the menopause can induce symptoms such as:
– Reddened gums
– Gum infection
– Sensitive teeth
These symptoms should be discussed with a dentist as soon as possible as gum disease “can be treated and even reversed” when diagnosed in the early stages. Other dental problems associated with the menopause are detailed at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-menopause-impact-dental-health/