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Pregnant. Foul taste from teeth after getting it cleaned. Solution?

I am currently 5 months pregnant. I have my teeth cleaned yesterday and for the past week or so I have been experiencing a foul taste coming from between two of my back teeth. The dentist did not say anything about it yesterday. The taste is terrible and when I floss between those two teeth it smells awful. What do I do?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome,

Usually the foul taste occurs due to the pus or abscess associated with any teeth.

Deep dental caries,periodontitis,pericoronitis due to impacted wisdom teeth all these can cause pus accumulation and discharge.

Since you are pregnant,your gums will be tender,soft causing gingivitis.

So the abscess has to be diagnosed and curetted.
Decayed teeth can be restored.
If your wisdom teeth are erupting ,and pus drains from the site,you have to wait till your delivery as tooth extraction is contra-indicated at this time.

Take warm saline betadine rinse for temporary relief.

Taake care,
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Dentist Dr. Jyoti Luthra's  Response
hi ,
in pregnancy halitosis( foul smell) is a common problem. BECAUSE:
1. due to increased acidity which leads to nausia.
2. there are hormonal changes which leads to pregnancy induced gingivitis and sometimes pocket formation, which causes food lodgement in it and hence foul smell.
3. there might be third molar mal- allignment which may lead to food lodgement.
1. drink lots of water to reduce acidity if any. you make take some antacids like rabeprazole.
2. always do mouth wash containing 0 .2% chlorhexidine and zinc chloride after brushing and flossing your teeth in morning and before sleep.
3. make sure you dont eat raw onions and garlic at night time.
4. finally warm saline rinses after every meal.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome ,

Fowl taste in the mouth indicates you have developed abscess in your teeth which may be caused by dental infection or this is probably due to the hormonal changes in the pregnancy .

In pregnancy it is common to get gingival infection like gingivitis and gingival abscess which is caused due to changed pattern of harmones, increased salivation and bacterial infection.

Maintain good oral hygiene by regular tooth brushing and flossing to prevent gingivitis.

use lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouth rinse like chlorhexidine or betadine for oral rinsing which gives soothing effect .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for posting the query,

Your clinical history and symptoms suggest that , you have developed abscess in between your last two teeth, this is probably due to the hormonal changes in the pregnancy .
Foul small is due to the pus and abscess, there is probably inflammation and pocket formation.

You need a symptomatic treatment for maintaining gum health.
Go for curettage of the respective area and complete mouth scaling and polishing.

Mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline and antiseptic solution helps in giving soothing effect.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

your gums and teeth need a professional cleaning in dental office. this condition is GINGIVITIS which worsens further into PERIODONTITIS leading to tooth loss in worst scenario.
start brushing twice daily with mild brush in a circular manner. use warm saline rinses (half cup Luke warm water + half tbs table salt). rinse with it every day twice after brushing.
some time bleeding is due to vit. C Deficiency, increace intake of citrus fruits and salads .
or take vit c supplements.
bleeding can also b there due to hormonal changes.
visit a dentist for TEETH cleaning

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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