Toothache When Pregnant In The Third Trimester?

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I am currently pregnant at 36 weeks’ gestation. The last 2 weeks I often experience toothache in my lower molars. There is indeed a tooth condition with holes. If you feel relieved, you will feel aching until you get earache and headache, until you have trouble sleeping. Then I consulted with an obstetrician and was given the drug 500 mg sm-bone sm mefinal. But I was still unsure of the two drugs. Do you think it’s safe to use both drugs for my pregnancy? Then the best solution for my problem what? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Tigen,


Thank you for the question.

Graham teeth with cavities can indeed cause pain in the teeth that spread to the ears and head and even make it difficult to sleep. Overcoming dental pain due to this condition is definitively done by patching or pulling cavities. However, given your current condition is pregnant, usually this definitive action will be delayed until waiting for you to finish labor, for the good of yourself and the fetus in your own womb. As an initial treatment for pain to subside, some medications can be given by doctors, including anti-pain medications.


Judging from the 2 types of drugs that doctors give, some are considered safe when 36 weeks pregnant (hi-bone), while others are not (mefinal). Mefinal contains mefenamic acid active composition, which is an anti-pain drug class of NSAIDs which is given in the third trimester of pregnancy is known to be very risky to cause interference with the fetus (category D). Therefore, this drug may be given to pregnant women, although it is not prohibited at all, it is strongly recommended to be limited, that is, only if the benefits produced are considered far beyond the potential risks that may arise (for example in life-threatening cases).


The doctor who gave the drug to you, through his competence and experience, would have been more understanding of the reason for giving these drugs to you. Therefore, if in doubt, you should consult the doctor who prescribed it again, or seek a second opinion by going back to the dentist and other obstetricians.


In the meantime, in order to improve your toothache, we urge you to take the paracetamol medicine while warmly compressing the side of your aching tooth. Do not forget, multiply rest, do not always consume food and drinks cold, hard, and oily, and more active in maintaining the cleanliness of your teeth and oral cavity.


Hope this helps ...

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