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Toothache While Pregnant! .................... 1 child; Virginia 20 posts
19th Mar '08

Ok! So I've been having severe tooaches for about a month now and im 23 weeks pregnant! Is anyone experiencing tooaches during their pregnancy?? Mines is so severe that it gives me headaches and I am not able to sleep at nite!
I actually walk around every nite between the hours of 2 and 3 am!

Please respond if you may know why or if you are experiencing the same!!I would love to know if this is common during pregnancy! :(

Gretchen Weiners Due October 25; 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 52960 posts
19th Mar '08

I had a terrible one, I was sure I had a cavity. I went in and it turned out to be a piece of food stuck between my tooth and gums due to pregnancy gingivitis. I would call your dentist and make sure it's not that.

The Tooth Fairy 2 kids; Vicenza, Italy 6756 posts
19th Mar '08

I do suggest you get it checked out but yes, its normal during pregnancy to have teeth issues.
Your body is undergoing a surge of hormones which really affect your teeth and how they respond to certain things.
That's why it's common to experience tooth aches, pregnancy gingivitis, and even a shift in teeth.

♥Rotten Apple♥ 3 kids; Sacramento, California 15470 posts
19th Mar '08
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Kat H. 2 kids; Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 508 posts
19th Mar '08

I needed a route canal when I was 11 weeks. I was 'dealing' with the pain with Tylenol and sleeping sitting up because when I would lay down, it would throb. My OB said that it was okay to get dental work done as long as the novacaine didn't have epinepherine in it. I would go to the dentist and have it taken care of now because the baby is taking all of the calcium in your diet and none of it is going to your teeth.

Soya! 1 child; Texas 6759 posts
19th Mar '08

Are you getting enough calcium? I've noticed some toothaches and sensitivities during my pregnancy. I know that the baby can take calcium from your teeth and bones. So I started drinking more milk and eating yogurt and the toothaches went away.

.................... 1 child; Virginia 20 posts
19th Mar '08

wow! Well you are lucky, I acutally went to the dentist and I have an impacted wisdom tooth. But the funny thing is, is that it's not the wisdom tooth that hurts, it's my whole right side top row of teeth. At nite when i lay down it becomes so severe that im scared to lay my head down! I've heard that CALCIUM is the answer! It was said that babies in utero drain all of our clacium while we are carrying! If that's the case then I want to go buy Clacium pills and takealong with the prenatal vitamins! LOL

Kat H. 2 kids; Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 508 posts
19th Mar '08
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.................... 1 child; Virginia 20 posts
19th Mar '08
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heatherLG Due August 22; 2 kids; Narrows, Virginia 2064 posts
19th Mar '08
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Sara12345 1 child; Kelowna, British Columbia 3373 posts
19th Mar '08

Get it checked...ive been having a tooth ache went to the dentist and my tooth was dead and the roots were going into the bone-i didnt think it was that bad because id never even had a cavatie-i need a root canal-instaed im getting it pulled on monday-happy easter-because its too expensive,way in the back thank god.

Kat H. 2 kids; Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 508 posts
19th Mar '08

No need. It is your wisdom tooth. I would talk to your OB and see what the safe options are for getting it taken care of. It is not going to get better without it being pulled. It is a rough little surgery when they are impacted, well, mine was anyhow. My oral surgeon puts you under, which isn't an option for a pregnant woman, but between your OB and the dentist, I am sure there are options out there. My suggestion is to get it taken care of ASAP, you need your sleep and sanity... K.

Leigh{30+} 3 kids; Pennsylvania 10500 posts
19th Mar '08

I had a horrible jaw ache 3 weeks ago. It started in a tooth that had a root canal in it... so it shouldn't be hurting. Each day it got worse. I went & had it evaluated and I had an abscess beneath my root canal tooth. They wanted to 'retreat' the tooth. I had non-epinephrine novacaine and they fixed it. However, it took two visits, antibiotics,and a couple of days of serious pain pills... I was 30 weeks at the time. But there was no other option... Oh & with dental insurance my bill was still $600. :cry:

Sara12345 1 child; Kelowna, British Columbia 3373 posts
19th Mar '08

no kidding fu* if i was poor my teeth would rot outof my face. soooo expensive.

***JEN*** 3 kids; Wisconsin 28817 posts
19th Mar '08
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