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Pregnant, pain in left side of jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Treatment options?

For about a month now I get pain on the left side of my jaw. It seems to radiate from where I had my wisdom tooth pulled and goes all the way into my jaw bone. It happens when I drink something cold , but a warm or hot compress will help when the pain starts. I had my wisdom teeth pulled better than 10 years ago, with no problem until now. I also am 3 months pregnant. The pain is getting worse and is so bad sometimes I feel like I m gonna pass out. It don t seem to last but just a few minutes at a time.
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Pain when cold drink is taken or hot compress may be because of caries in the adjacent molar involving dentin or pulp . First trimester is not a safe period for any procedures to be done , second trimester (3 to 6 months of pregnancy) is a safe period for procedure to be performed . See your dentist to diagnose the exact cause for the pain.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
As you said that wisdom tooth got extracted before 10 years and there was no problem, than we can rule out this point, there may be two reasons of:
firstly and mainly there may be some proximal caries in your present last molar causing all these symptoms.
secondly there may be some gingival inflammation causing peridontal pockets resulting in pain & sensitivity.
As you are pregnant,3-6 months of pregnancy are safe for any dental treatment so please visit to your dentist and go for a proper clinical checkup.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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