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
Published on Jun 23, 2019 and last reviewed on: Jun 25, 2019

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.

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry Endodontist Paediatric Dentistry Periodontist
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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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