Safety Use Of Mouthwash To Treat Toothache During Pregnancy?
Morning. Yes, LG is pregnant 4 months and I am experiencing toothache and swollen gums that are not really effective. I have checked the midwife and given medicine for toothache but the medicine is functioning right then my toothache recurs LG. And I tried to buy Betadine medicine mouthwash that is brwrna blue and alhmdllah is not getting better .. My question is safe or not using the mouthwash while I am pregnant? Please answer your theme.
Hello Risma Adi Saputra,
Toothache during pregnancy can be caused by the following factors:
Hormonal changes make you often nausea and vomiting, as a result the condition in the mouth will change and increase the risk of plaque formation on teeth. A lot of dental plaque can cause gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) which is characterized by inflammation (swollen gums, red, painful) and gums bleed easily. Exposure to stomach acid during vomiting of teeth can also erode the tooth enamel, so teeth become more sensitive especially to cold / hot food Poor oral hygiene and the condition of cavities that have existed since before pregnancy If you experience toothache during pregnancy, you should check to the dentist. Dental conditions that require treatment such as filling or root canal treatment are generally relatively safe to do after the second trimester of pregnancy. If there are symptoms of infection in the mouth area, the doctor can provide antibiotic therapy and painkillers that are safe for pregnancy.
Betadine mouthwash contains 1% povidone iodine which is useful as an antiseptic (kills germs). This mouthwash can be used to help maintain oral hygiene, after oral surgery to prevent secondary infections, gingivitis, and mouth ulcers.
The use of povidone iodine in large and routine doses during pregnancy can interfere with the function of the thyroid gland, so it is not recommended for routine use if there are other alternative treatments.
We recommend that you check the condition of your mouth teeth to the dentist, to find the cause of the toothache so that they can get the appropriate treatment. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.