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Pregnant with toothache. Any medication which I can use without going to the dentist?

Hi im embarassed about my teeth and scared aswell as embarassed about going to the dentist . I am 20 years old and 31 weels pregnant, when i was younger i was bullied and stupidly made my self ill and was throwing up constantly and ever since i have always had bad teeth and toothache all the time. All the way through my pregnancy i have suffered with morning sickness and that hasnt helped my teeth at all and recently been getting really bad toothache. I used to go to the dentist until they snapped a needle in my mouth before a filling. A couple of years ago i needed a few teeth extracting at the back and so they put me under the general anasthetic but while i was visiting the dentist i was so scared i could only let them put the mirror in my mouth. Im now stuvk with bad teeth and dont see a way out as if i go to the dentist i feel as if they will look down at me. If there is anything you can suggest i do as i cant put upwiith this pain forever. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Hormonal changes at the time of pregnancy leads to changes such as gingivitis.

Consult to a Dentist and get a checkup done , avoid taking the x-ray during pregnancy.
Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic consult you OBGYN before taking the medication.

Meanwhile go for symptomatic treatment , complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Take lukewarm saline gargles3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

Medication can relieve your tooth-ache temporarily.
Once the duration of action of medicines has completed,the pain re-starts.
The infected dentin and pulp can be extirpated and a temporary filling material can be placed.
This will subside tooth ache temporarily.
Avoid food lodgement within the decayed tooth as it can progress into periapical infection.
Frequent warm saline gargle may be helpful.
Further treatment procedures has to be done after delivery.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Anu Sidana's  Response
thanks for your query
you must consult your dentist immediately.may you are having some infection in your teeth,taking painkillers with dentist opinion is not adviceable. Do you know that orodental infections can be harmful in prgnancy as it can lead to premature labour pains .so donot ignore and consult your dentist urgently for furthur management
all the best
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Pregnancy itself is a sensitive phase and extra care should be take before using any drugs or medications .

Few medications cross the placental barrier and may affect the growing foetus and its developement and hence their use is contraindicated .

so before taking any medicines you need to consult your OBGN doctor to know its safety for you.

As for your dental problems , you can take paracetamol 500 mg for pain relief and is safe for you.

For any dental infection antibiotic amoxycillin can be taken twice daily.

maintain good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline water for regular oral rinsing to prevent any further infection.

Avoid exposure to X rays as you are running in your third trimester.

i hope this information helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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