How to Treat Toothache in Pregnancy

How to Treat Toothache in Pregnancy

Toothache is relatively frequent in pregnancy and can appear suddenly and last for hours or days, affecting the tooth, jaw and even causing headache and earache when the pain is very strong.

Generally, toothache in pregnancy is caused by increased tooth sensitivity and by gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums, which is common during this phase. But pain may also be related to other causes such as broken tooth, abscess or wisdom tooth growing.

How to Treat Toothache in Pregnancy

What to do to relieve toothache in pregnancy

To relieve toothache in pregnancy, what you can do is:

  • Use anesthetics such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen every 8 hours
  • Rinse mouth with warm water and salt;
  • Use paste for sensitive teeth, such as Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive;
  • Apply ice, protect with a cloth, on the face.

But it is usually necessary to go to the dentist to check the cause of the toothache and to treat the infection or to do cleaning, obturation, canal treatment or extraction of the tooth, which are treatments that can also be performed during gestation.

Natural remedy for toothache

To relieve toothache at home, you can chew 1 clove or mouthwash with tea and propolis as they have anti-inflammatory effect.

In addition, a good natural remedy for toothache is to apply a parsley compress to the affected tooth, as this has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve toothache.

Main causes of toothache

Generally, toothache is caused by the presence of caries in a tooth, especially when oral hygiene is not done properly. However, there are other causes for toothache that include:

  • Gingivitis: An inflammation caused by increased progesterone in pregnancy, which leads to bleeding during toothbrushing;
  • Broken tooth: The crack of the tooth may not be visible to the naked eye, but may cause pain in contact with hot or cold foods;
  • Abscess: causes a swelling in the mouth due to infection of a tooth or gum;
  • Wisdom tooth: causes inflammation of the gums and is usually accompanied by headache and earache.

When the toothache does not go away, the individual should consult a dentist, as it may be necessary to take medicines as an antibiotic, to treat the infection or to do cleaning, obturation, canal treatment or extraction of the tooth. Get to know a list of foods that can harm your teeth.

The causes of toothache can lead to serious injuries to the tooth pulp and in these cases, it is necessary to treat the root canal of the tooth at the dentist.