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Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Will it harm my baby if I have abscess teeth while pregnant?

Infection can spread: Disease of teeth and gums can affect health of a person in many ways, eg, difficulty eating, spreading infection, later chronic illness. If pregnant, a woman with dental disease should inform her OB and get dental care as soon as possible. The dentist and OB should share information before and after treatment, with patient's consent and involvement. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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8 weeks 5 days pregnant, very painful dental abscess, what shall I do and what are the risks to my baby? Are there any treatments with zero risk?

8 weeks 5 days pregnant, very painful dental abscess, what shall I do and what are the risks to my baby? Are there any treatments with zero risk?

Risk: I do not know of any interventive treatment with no risks. In your situation obviously if you had treatment prior to conception that would have been ideal. I would suggest consulting with an endodontist for treatment but present to your obstetrician for a letter of clearance for treatment. Ideally interventive treatment is preferred after the first trimester and before the third trimester. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant and have had a dental fistula for about 4 weeks. Will treating/ not treating it harm my baby? Should i wait until after birth?

I'm 7 months pregnant and have had a dental fistula for about 4 weeks. Will treating/ not treating it harm my baby? Should i wait until after birth?

Treat now: Please see a dentist asap. This tooth will very likely need a root canal or extraction. It is safe to have this done during your pregnancy, but your dentist will decide that. Please don't delay seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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My kid painted on paper,I touchd paper wen dry & accidentally touchd my tongue funny taste.quickly rinsd my mouth thoroughly.7wk Pregnant.Harm baby?

My kid painted on paper,I touchd paper wen dry & accidentally touchd my tongue funny taste.quickly rinsd my mouth thoroughly.7wk Pregnant.Harm baby?

Wouldn't think so: What you describe does not bring any concerns to mind. The type of paints kids have access to are non toxic & for something to affect baby the material would need to achieve a detectable level in your blood & be toxic. From your description I can't see that happening. ...Read more

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I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?

I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?

Relax: Even if you took the full dose of the med yourself there are no controlled studies in humans that show a risk to the fetus.An exposure as you describe is insignificant. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently found out I have a rotting tooth or a bad cavity will this harm my baby? No sign of abcess

I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently found out I have a rotting tooth or a bad cavity will this harm my baby? No sign of abcess

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause problems for your pregnancy, but your dentist will not be wanting to do anything about it until you are delivered. ...Read more

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Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Yes: But more info is needed... Why won't your dentist treat you? Because of your pregnancy? You are better off treating it now than taking the risk of infection and severe pain. Have your dentist refer you to an endodontic specialist and have him/her coordinate with your obgyn. Many times this can be completed in one visit.
All the best.. ...Read more

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Will.Having an abcess under my arm harm my baby in.The.Womb im 24 weeks pregnant?

Will.Having an abcess under my arm harm my baby in.The.Womb im 24 weeks pregnant?

Unlikely: An abscess is a localized problem, where the germs are contained within the rhine or shell like outer lining of the infection. To effect baby, germs must enter & travel in the blood, which is not happening. The doc can drain the abscess &/or treat with antibiotics that will be fetus friendly. ...Read more

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There was a girl in a car who had a flu, i'm pregnant 16weeks, could I get flu or harm baby?I was covering my nose and mouth with jacket

There was a girl in a car who had a flu, i'm pregnant 16weeks, could I get flu or harm baby?I was covering my nose and mouth with jacket

Flu vaccine: Influenza can be dangerous for pregnant women, especially later in pregnancy, because as the baby gets bigger, your lungs can't expand as well. It is very important for pregnant women to get their flu vaccine as early in the season as possible. If you do get symptoms of the flu (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) you should see your doctor immediately for possible antiviral treatment. ...Read more

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Daughter has hand foot & mouth blisters in mouth what can I do to make her more comfortable? Also i'm 7 months pregnant will it harm my unborn baby?

Daughter has hand foot & mouth blisters in mouth what can I do to make her more comfortable? Also i'm 7 months pregnant will it harm my unborn baby?

Mouth blisters: Hand foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and usually goes away in 7-10 days.
The pain from mouth blisters can be helped by staying away from spicy and acidic foods and drinks (maintaining a bland diet).
Check with your dentist or medical doctor about pain meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil).
Orabase ointment can be applied to the blisters before meals. It is non-prescription and sticks to the mouth. ...Read more

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Iam 5 months pergant and my abcess bust in my mouth and I'm scared that it might harm my baby ?

Iam 5 months pergant and my abcess bust in my mouth and I'm scared that it might harm my baby ?

See a dentist ASAP: for evaluation and treatment. Pregnancy is not a reason to delay routine dental care or treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does dental abscess affect my pregnancy?

Yes: Besides the dental infection it could cause wide spread body infection and/or premature labor. Get it treated asap. ...Read more

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Taking amoxyl for a dental abscess can be safe in 10 sa of pregnancy?

Taking amoxyl for a dental abscess can be safe in 10 sa  of pregnancy?

Most likely: Amoxicillin is generally safe however, you should check with your physician before taking any antibiotics while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amoxyl for a dental abscess knowing that I m pregnant 10 sa?

Is it safe to take  amoxyl  for a dental abscess knowing that I m pregnant 10 sa?

Antibiotic: You should give a call to your md as he will know your full medical history. Low weight birth is associated with chronic bone or gum inflamation. ...Read more

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I think i might have a dental abscess and i'm 17 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

I think i might have a dental abscess and i'm 17 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies? Pregnant with twins

Can sneezing alot in first trimester would harm my babies?  Pregnant with twins

No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins.The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Unlikely: Think of a watermelon in a pool. It bounces around in the water & any direct hit would push it out of the way. Same thing happens in your womb. Babies head is surrounded by water & flexible tissues. Car crash=bad injury but kid bumping yo=not so much. ...Read more

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Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?

Should do: good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more

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Help please! just put chicken in my mouth and chewed it and realised it was spoiled! i spat it out and didn't swallow. Will this harm my pregnancy?

Help please! just put chicken in my mouth and chewed it and realised it was spoiled! i spat it out and didn't swallow. Will this harm my  pregnancy?

Spoiled chicken: As long as you did not swallow any and get it into your system , you are probably fine. If you do get sick in the next few days then you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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I'm 2 months pregnant w/twins. I've been having really bad dental probs. I've been to the dentist and they won't do anything until i've had the babies. Are there any home remedies?

I'm 2 months pregnant w/twins. I've been having really bad dental probs. I've been to the dentist and they won't do anything until i've had the babies. Are there any home remedies?

Ask your OB: Ask your OB doc what you can take as well as when you can have your acute dental problems addressed by your dentist. Your dentist should consult with your OB to obtain more information regarding any restrictions in treatment and medications. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy treatment: I'm sure we would all love to help resolve your issue as simply and quickly as possible. However, this is a question best answered after the dentist who is actually treating you confers with your obstetrician and together with your approval decide on the best course of treatment as well as which antibiotic to use. No internet advice, sorry. Congrats! ...Read more

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We often carry babies upright, it's natural for our mouth to be very near to their ears and we talk to them regularly. Can that harm their hearings?

We often carry babies upright, it's natural for our mouth to be very near to their ears and we talk to them regularly. Can that harm their hearings?

It's possible: Babies hearing is sensitive, it is possible to injure them from loud sounds close to their ears. Sound energy dissipates by the inverse square law, meaning that if you are 1/2 the distance, the sound energy is 4 times as much, so speak to them softly if you can. ...Read more

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What does a abscess baby tooth look like?

What does a abscess baby tooth look like?

Bubble: Most of the primary teeth with an abscess for a bubble on the gums under the tooth. It is a sack filled with pus that swells next to tooth. This can be painful or not, but it is unhealthy and dangerous. A white or yellow head may also be evident during this develops. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more