Toothache Medication That Is Safe For Pregnant Women?
, I want to ask. Can paracetamol relieve toothache? I have experienced toothache for more than a week. And is paracetamol safe for me who is pregnant at 7 months of pregnancy? Thanks.
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Paracetamol is a drug that is safe enough for pregnant women to consume at any gestational age. However, paracetamol can only relieve mild to moderate pain, so it may not be able to fully relieve pain in the teeth.
Basically, pregnant women are still advised to check their teeth routinely to the dentist to get regular checks and routine teeth cleaning. This is so that you are free from all mouth and tooth problems throughout your pregnancy. If there are certain problems in the teeth (for example there are cavities that need to be patched or need to be extracted, infection of the teeth), then you are advised to go to the dentist immediately. Dental infections (for example due to cavities) can spread to surrounding tissues and can spread throughout the body. This can harm your pregnancy as well.
Ideally certain interventions on teeth (such as dental fillings or tooth extractions) should be done in the second trimester of pregnancy. Intervention can also be done in the third trimester of pregnancy, but when your stomach is very large, you will feel uncomfortable if you have to lie in a supine position for a long time. Because your current pregnancy is only entering 7 months, it is better if your toothache is caused by cavities, immediately consult your dentist so that further management can be done. Your dentist will certainly provide safe drugs for pregnant women to consume.
To relieve your toothache, you can also gargle with warm salt water and compress your cheeks on the affected part of the tooth with a cold compress. Make sure you keep your teeth and mouth clean with a regular toothbrush in the right way.
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