Does progesterone affect oral gum tissue?
Does progesterone cream therapy increase gingivitis and gum tissue deterioration? I have used progesterone cream for years and am planning to increase my dosage and usage days of progesterone as I am probably perimenopausal (44 yrs), but I am concerned about its effects on oral gum tissue. I already have inflamed, receding gums and probably moderate periodontal disease (visiting dentist soon). I have read (Cleveland Clinic) that rising progesterone levels in pregnant women often causes temporary gingivitis.
Can anyone provide any information on whether non-pregnant women who use natural progesterone cream experience increased gum irritation/disease?