A 22-year-old female asked:
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are toothaches during pregnancy normal?

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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 is a tooth problem just as in a normal mouth. See your dentist. It is important to take care of your toothache. Don't wait. You can have dental treatment during pregnancy.
Answered on Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: Pregnancy itself will not cause toothaches. However the hormonal changes can make existing problems worse ( periodontal disease, infection, tooth grinding). Please see your dentist asap as some dental conditions, if left untreated, can be harmful to your unborn child.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Michael Wexler
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
They can be: A true toothache during pregnancy is likely due to a tooth problem prior to pregnancy. When pregnant, you are definitely more prone to gum disease which can present as toothaches. If you notice more bleeding of your gums when brushing and flossing, you may have pregnancy gingivitis and should see your dentist for treatment. Studies are showing low birth weight babies due to gum disease.
Answered on Dec 2, 2013
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