Cavities At 16 Weeks Pregnant?

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Good night. It’s been 3 days since I felt pain in my cavity teeth. It hurts only when it touches the tongue and it hurts a lot. Indeed, it looks like the teeth have perforated to the gums. I am 16w pregnant, still afraid to go to the dentist. Is there anything I can do to reduce the toothache? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Kalista,

Thank you for asking

Even though it seems light at first glance, you should not take toothache lightly. This toothache can appear with a very great intensity, so that it disturbs the sufferer in carrying out their daily activities. If you are pregnant, you are not allowed to take drugs carelessly, including toothache relievers. Therefore, with regard to your complaint, we urge you to go directly to the nearest dentist.

Holes in teeth usually occur due to poor dental hygiene. The presence of a hole in this tooth can not only cause pain, but can also create a buildup of food debris, gingivitis, and the risk of spreading the infection to other organs around it. If this hole is deep enough to reach the root of the tooth (pulp), then the pain can be severe, and should be treated further.

By examining the condition of your teeth and mouth directly, the dentist can certainly give you the right treatment according to the condition of your teeth. If it is true that there is a cavity in your tooth, the doctor can perform the filling while prescribing you several types of medication to relieve pain. If other, more invasive procedures are needed, such as cleaning the root canal or extracting the tooth, doctors will usually delay this procedure until after delivery, unless there is an urgent indication that requires it. Because, it is feared that this action can make the mother stressed or afraid so that it has the potential to trigger uterine muscle contractions.

In the meantime, so that your toothache gets better, here are the steps you should take:

First compress the side of the cheek on the sore tooth area with warm water Gargle with a salt solution More diligently brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash Reduce consumption of food or drinks that are too hot, too cold, too hard Limit chewing food that is too hard on the side of the teeth pain and holes Get plenty of rest If you experience unbearable pain, you can first take parecatamol (this drug is relatively safe for consumption during pregnancy).

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