A 22-year-old female asked:
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does pregnancy intensify toothaches causing it to hurt worse then ever? if so is it at the beginning stage or end

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Dr. Raj Upadya
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Can become more awar: Pregnancy can make one more aware of dental pain. Many often have an over active response with swelling, bleeding or sensitivity in the mouth compared to normal... It is not correlated to the beginning or end of a problem, just indicative that there is a problem. 3 month cleaning intervals are recommended to avert dental infection, periodontitis, pain, etc, as well as pre-term/low birth weight.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth pain: Pregnancy causes changes in your hormones. Many pregnant women are more sensitive especially on their gum tissue. It is really important to spend more time on your teeth during this time-brush and floss. If you have a tooth bothering you- see your dentist now-a infection can be big problems. Check with your obstetrician also. If you don' have problems see your dentist 1st and 3rd trimesters.
Answered on May 28, 2017
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: Possibly. Any stage. Dental pain is dental disease. See DDS ASAP.
Answered on Dec 21, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pregnancy: Pregnancy alters hormones and sensory nerve reactivity. Pain indicates infection, which can endanger both you and your baby. Will not self-cure. Imperative that you see Dentist immediately.
Answered on Dec 14, 2016

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Dr. Sander White
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Unrelated: Toothache and pregnancy is unrelated. You should have a dental examination to diagnose your painl.
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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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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See a dentist: There is no reason not to see a dentist and get necessary dental treatment during pregnancy. You may do more harm to your unborn child not getting tre ... Read More

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