Dental treatment can be done during pregnancy. The second trimester is the safe period to get dental treatment. The third trimester is safe, but there is difficulty lying down for a long time in the dental chair. It is good to have elective dental treatment at 14 weeks to 20 weeks. Infection in the tooth needs immediate attention during pregnancy.
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Query: Hello doctor,I am five months pregnant and I am having severe pain in my teeth since morning. I have taken Dolo 650 but the pain is the same. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even though you are pregnant, it is completely safe to do any dental treatment in this trimester (four to six months). It is also safe to take X-rays in this trimester. Dolo 650 is basically a Paracetamol tablet which is a very mild painkiller. It can only relieve pain ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 30 weeks pregnant. I am scheduled to get my wisdom tooth extracted in a few days. My obstetrician gave my dentist the approval to prescribe analgesics for pain. But, I am worried since I have not taken anything for the pain my entire pregnancy besides Tylenol for headach... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fear of congenital anomalies in the baby lasts till the 14th week of gestation, that is, till the organs are formed. Now that you are at the 30th week, where organs are well formed, Oxycodone may be used for pain-relief, for less than a week. It will not have a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 6 months pregnant. I have bleeding gums from the back of the front tooth while brushing. I have a history of plaque formation on teeth even before pregnancy. What is the remedy for gums bleed? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding, foul breath are symptoms of gingivitis. It is rather common during pregnancy and known as pregnancy gingivitis because of hormonal changes. Nothing to worry about. You can use Betadine mouthwash, gargle in lukewarm water twice or thrice a day, take t... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have seen a dentist recently who said that I have periodontitis. The dentist could not do an x-ray as I am 17 weeks pregnant. The lower jaw front two teeth are lose and I am very anxious whether I will loose the teeth. What treatment options do I have to fix the loose teeth? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you are having periodontitis, and you are pregnant. It is the inflammation of the periodontal ligament. It should be treated because it may affect the health status. Ofcourse for any kind of second opinion one has to check it clinically or a... Read Full »
Query: 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. Read Full »
Answer: 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 ... Read Full »