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My teeth have literally started rotting and taking some antibiotics since 5 days during pregnancy

I am A 29 yr old diabetic (just diagnosed in last year) and im now 16 weeks pregnant . Over the past 8 months or so my teeth have literally started rotting. I have been to the dentist the times in the past 8 moths and everytime the say I need extractions or root canals but I have no insurance and can t afford either. Now things r much worse...i have had swollen gums for about a week above one of my teeth towards the front that is decaying. The dentist gave me some antibiotics that I have been taking for 5 days now and the swelling hasn t gone down its only gotten worse. Should I make the trip to the er or will I be wasting my time and just wait till the dentist opens in two days.. I m in so much pain but since I m pregnant I don t think they can even help with that..
Asked On : Sun, 29 May 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Julie,

you are having a gum problem.
i am sure that you are having bleeding gums also.
Julie, you are having diabetes and gum problem worsen in diabetes as well as pregnency.
in pregnancy we can not give you the extensive treatment. so i suggest go for normal cleaning of the gums and take preventive measures till pregnancy. after that you can go for your complete treatment from your dentist.
Note:- please consult your dentist before taking any medicine as all the medicines are not safe during pregnancy.
Answered: Sat, 21 Jan 2012
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Dentist Dr. Vrijilesh Rai's  Response
Gum Infections (Gingivitis and Periodontitis) are very common in diabetics.

Also, during pregnancy many women do suffer from what we call as Pregnancy Gingivitis. Mild swelling of the gums is common in such conditions.

You can use topical gum paints available over the counter to apply to the gums. You can also take low doses of drugs like Paracetamol(Tylenol) to relieve you of your pain.

But I still feel, visiting your dentist and getting any treatment done before you hit the 25th week of pregnancy is of utmost importance.
Answered: Thu, 2 Jun 2011
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