Q. I am 33 weeks pregnant and suffering from dental abscess. Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Hello doctor,

I have a dental abscess, and I am 33 weeks pregnant. It is so painful that I cannot eat, sleep, drink, or do anything. My dentist cannot do anything about it until next month. I was wondering if the emergency room can do something about it.


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Dr. Naveen Thomas
BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
Dentistry, Endodontist, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontist

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You could ask your dentist or go to the emergency room to prescribe Antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg thrice a day for five days along with Tylenol (paracetamol). This will help in pain relief and then go to the dentist to get the tooth extracted. Do not delay, as the pain and infection will affect your baby's growth as you would be avoiding normal diet and infection would not allow nutrition to pass onto your baby. It is okay to take during pregnancy if so much infection and pain are there.

 
 
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