Dental Problems

Toothache During Pregnancy -Tips to Take Care

Oral-Submucous-FibrosisWomen during pregnancy have limited options to get relief from toothache or pain. It is important that you take a better course of action and treatment for any all the dental problems or oral problems before conceiving. But, all these treatment of tooth problems are not always possible. Let us examine some of the measures which can help to take care of toothache during pregnancy and provide you relief even from the worst toothache.

Tips to take care for toothache during pregnancy

  • Use cloves:

    You can use cloves (clove oil or whole cloves) as they are safe for the unborn baby and can temporarily numb the pain of toothache. Use a cotton swab dip it in the clove oil and wedge or apply it on the toothache area, it numbs the area and provides quick relief. You can simple chew a whole clove until it softens, then place it directly on the affected area.

  • Tylenol:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the use of Tylenol for pregnant women during all the stages, as long as its used only for short time period. It helps by drawing away the discomfort caused by the toothache.

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers:

    Orajel and Anbesol, are the two over-the-counter pain relievers for toothache which can be used by pregnant women. Orajel is the sticky gel which can be directly applied on the toothache area. One can also apply Anbesol on the painful tooth with the help of a cotton swab. You can consult your pharmacist for the additional; pain relievers.

  • Cold and Hot packs:

    When everything fails, cold and hot packs help in relieving the pain. Apply a hot pack on the outside of the toothache, it helps to drain the abscess. The cold pack can helps to numb the area and reduce swelling.

These are some of the tips to take for toothache during pregnancy. The above listed ones effectively help in treating the condition.

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