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i have a toothache and im pregnant what can I do

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: A severe toothache needs to be addressed asap. Just because you are pregnant does not mean you cannot have dental treatment, especially if it is an em ... Read More
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: In general Acetaminophen has the least potential for any complications, but it is not always so effective for toothaches. Dental treatment, done safel ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Visit Endodontist: Get your toothache taken care of.Always ck w your OB but I have performed root canals on pregnant women at all stages w no problems. Pain and infectio ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ice: THose two are safest for your unborn child. If it does not help, see dentist if you can. Do NOT use Advil, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen) Aspirin....they ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Let him/her determine what the problem might be. If you need treatment they will consult with your OBGYN. Pregnancy is not a contraindication to nece ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Visit your dentist: Pregnancy is not a reason to defer emergency dental care or treatment. Dental local anesthesia and treatment are safe and essential during pregnancy. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You can..: But it is better to find a dentist, since ER's are not set up to perform dental care. Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN before treatment is re ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
I'm sure you can,: but not sure they will do anything, because ERs are generally not equipped to handle dental emergencies. If you are pregnant and have a toothache, do ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: See a dentist ASAP. The infected tooth will only get worse if it is not treated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No: During pregnancy it is common for your gums to be more sensitive and bleed more. But toothaches are not part of pregnancy. They will occur if there ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: I have never associated that as one of the signs of pregnancy. Sounds like it is time to visit the dentist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Dental care is very important during pregnancy and it is safe. Sometimes your dentist will consult with your OB before treatment. An untreated dent ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Get treated: If you have a toothache your baby is in danger. Many women don't get dental treatment because they fear the unknown of dental medicines and materials ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience Endodontics
Seek treatment: Being pregnant in no way should prevent you from seeking treatment to address your pain. If you are in pain now, it will likely progress. It is far ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bronwyn catherine Pitman
Specializes in General Practice
Paracetamol: The safest pain medication to use while pregnant is paracetamol 1000mg every 6 hours.
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