Tooth Pain During Pregnancy

Now that you are pregnant, you may feel that you can avoid going in for those dreadful dental check-ups. If you are under this impression, then think twice. Tooth pain during pregnancy can be quite irritating and hard to deal with. Pregnancy is actually the time to take extra care of your pearly whites and gums. This is because during pregnancy, there are many hormonal changes that happen in your body and this can increase the chances of you getting dental infections. Pregnancy is indeed a fulfilling and exciting period in any woman’s life. However, it can be very frustrating if you suffer from tooth pain during pregnancy or other dental issues. During pregnancy, it may not be possible for you to undergo...

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... all the dental procedures as some of them are not prescribed for pregnant women. Also, it may not be possible for the dentist to take an X-ray and suggest treatment accordingly, as X-rays are not advisable in pregnancy.

Wisdom tooth pain during pregnancy is the most common dental issue. In such cases, your dentist may suggest some mild antibiotic that may relieve the pain as surgery is not advisable during pregnancy.

Home Remedies for Tooth Pain During Pregnancy

The best way to stay away from this problem is by following a good and proper dental hygiene regime at home. In order to avoid tooth pain during pregnancy, here are some simple tips that you can follow at home:

  • Make sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good toothpaste and floss your teeth at least one time.
  • It is a good idea to switch toothpastes instead of sticking to just one, especially if you find that the toothpaste gives you nausea.
  • Make sure that you wash your mouth with water or with an antibacterial mouthwash if you have morning sickness.  This ensures that the bacteria do not build up in your teeth and lead to tooth decay.
  • Stay away from too much of sugar coated food as they lead to plaque and tartar buildup problems.
  • Eating a healthy diet, with calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin C is a good way to ensure that your teeth are in good condition. These vitamins are essential as they build healthy gums and teeth.

Remember, if you are suffering from tooth pain, do visit the dentist because if your body is under stress it can affect your baby too.

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