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What can my wife take for severe toothache while being pregnant?

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Dr. Bronwyn catherine Pitman
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Paracetamol: The safest pain medication to use while pregnant is paracetamol 1000mg every 6 hours.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
In the US we call this OTC NSAID Tylenol
Jan 14, 2018
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Pregnancy and tooth: First, have her see a dentist asap to determine the cause of the pain and treat appropriately. It is better to treat rather than mask pain with anything only to have it return and be worse! Infections are also dangerous to mother and unborn child. Acetaminophen is usually drug of choice. Discuss with dentist and obstetrician.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A phone call: Toothache most often caused by infection. Taking a pain killer does not cure the infection. Infection harmful to both your wife and the baby. Call Dentist immediately for safe, effective treatment. Your wife must be seen to be treated. Pills alone will not cure the infection, although antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce spread. Call Dentist now.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Have her see a: dentist asap to have the tooth properly cared for. Acetaminophen is usually acceptable; check with her MD.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Tylenol: You should always double check with your medical professional, but in most cases Tylenol is recommended! It should also be noted that Dental Treatment is SAFE during pregnancy, especially when it is necessary to safeguard the health of the mother and child! Go see your dentist!

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