Wisdom teeth and pregnancy

Danielle - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am 15 weeks Pregnant and my wisdom teeth are giving me hell. I have reasonably good oral hygiene (brush daily but don't use mouth was as it irritates my asthma) and am currently using babies teething gel to help relieve some pain. Does any one have any suggestions to help relieve the pain and to help prevent from getting an infection?

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Kate CP - posted on 01/21/2011

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Impacted wisdom teeth WILL get infected-it's just a matter of time. You need to see a dentist. It's very common for your teeth and gums to go haywire while pregnant but if your wisdom teeth are bothering you then you need to have that checked out ASAP.

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Danielle - posted on 01/23/2011

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Thanks guys for the reassurance. The dentist was very understanding and we have worked out a plan till after the baby is born.

Kate CP - posted on 01/23/2011

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The dentist will do everything possible to keep your baby safe. But it does need to be taken care of because if you get an infection it can cause miscarriage or birth defects.

Catherine - posted on 01/23/2011

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Getting to the dentist is definitely your best bet. Make sure to let them know you are pregnant, and they will make sure not to do anything that will harm your baby. When I was pregnant, I had some dental issues, and my dentist was very aware of the potential issues and he put together a course of action that would keep my baby safe (in my case, that meant pain management until the baby was born). Good luck.

Danielle - posted on 01/22/2011

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Thanks everyone for the great advice. I am getting them checked out as soon as i can get an appoint. I am just a little concerned they will want to remove them and the possible impacts of the x-rays, anesthetics, pain relief and poor diet during recovery.

Bonnie - posted on 01/21/2011

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I had a great deal of problems with my teeth while pregnant; pain, sensitivity, bleeding. I would go have them checked.

Tyrae - posted on 01/20/2011

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you can take tylenol, it is good to take while pregnant, just don't go overboard. Also to stop it from getting infected just rinse your mouth out with salt water daily. It will kill any infection in there if there is one.

Iridescent - posted on 01/20/2011

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Get to a dentist. You're doing all you can, but abscess may still develop especially since they are causing pain, and this increases the chance for a miscarriage greatly.

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