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what can a pregnant woman take for a toothache

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Usually just pain control w/tylenol +/- mild narcotic if needed. May drain an abscess and consider an antibiotic (one used in pregnancy) if absolutely ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to delay routine dental care or treatment. Good luck. .

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
See Dentist: Best to see your Dentist for tx of toothache, and then you will need none. Your baby appreciates your concern. Good Luck.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
First things first: You need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine why you have a toothache. Deep cavity? Broken filling? Dead nerve? Gum problem? Fractured tooth? O ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist first: Meds in general should be limited in pregnancy. There are relatively safe drugs. Ask OB doc while awaiting DDS appointment.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Training/experience: That's what dentists do, they treat dental problems no matter your general health. If necessary, dentist will confer with your ob. The risk to your ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Toothache & pregnant: If you are pregnant and have a toothache, do not hesitate to take an appointment with your dentist notifying him/her that you are pregnant. Ignore the ... Read More
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: It is unknown what treatment that problematic tooth needs... filling, root canal therapy, or extraction. Please see a local dentist who can evaluate t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
24 years experience Dentistry
Take: Acetaminophen and see your dentist to determine the cause of your toothache.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
47 years experience Dentistry
Go to dentist!: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 is usually tolerated but mother and fetus but you need your dentist and obstetrian involved. Definitive treatment by your d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Under supervision: Only if prescribed by your OB- if this old medication, please consult a dentist.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
33 years experience Dentistry
Check w/ OB or RX: When you are pregnant, you need to be more careful with what medications you take. If it is over the counter medication, call your ob's office. If it ... Read More
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