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Is there a connection between tooth aches and pregnancy?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

It depends. Sometimes with pregnancy, you can have inflammation of the gums, but if you have a toothache, you need to have a dentist check to see why.
You might have a deep cavity or even a cavity that has reached the nerve and you may need a root canal.

In brief: Sometimes

It depends. Sometimes with pregnancy, you can have inflammation of the gums, but if you have a toothache, you need to have a dentist check to see why.
You might have a deep cavity or even a cavity that has reached the nerve and you may need a root canal.
Dr. Ladan Zinati
Dr. Ladan Zinati
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing Good

An infection from a tooth can travel through the blood stream. Do you want this infection to travel to your fetus? Get to a dentist now.

In brief: Nothing Good

An infection from a tooth can travel through the blood stream. Do you want this infection to travel to your fetus? Get to a dentist now.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No link.

In brief: No

No link.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Dr. Louis Sterling
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not directly

There is an increased risk for gingivitis.
If the pregnancy has caused increased stress, you may grind your teeth causing a tooth ache. Your teeth will not "rot out" because you are pregnant, but, may if you crave sugar and give in to this craving.

In brief: Not directly

There is an increased risk for gingivitis.
If the pregnancy has caused increased stress, you may grind your teeth causing a tooth ache. Your teeth will not "rot out" because you are pregnant, but, may if you crave sugar and give in to this craving.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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