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not a particular tooth, but the last three teeth

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I hv never had toothache b4 until pregnancy. At 8 weeks I had it for 2 days . Now I am 10 weeks pregnant and it started again. The first time it happened using warm water with salt relieved pain totally. This time using the same formula is not helping much. However the pain is not very severe. It seems it is not a particular tooth, but the last three teeth on the left upper side , rather the gums are aching.
What can be done to alleviate the pain?

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replied January 29th, 2013
Dental Health Answer A41892

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Toothache during pregnancy can occur in some woman and is quite bothersome. Consider rinsing the mouth with honey, ginger and lemon tea as it might provide some relief and it also has antibacterial properties. You can also use icepack whenever required for few minutes. Apply clove oil or peppermint oil which would give pain relief.

If the pain is unbearable then you can consider taking Acetaminophen which might be available as Dafalgan in France and is safe during pregnancy unless you are allergic to it. In case the pain increases and is persistent consider visiting a Dentist for clinical evaluation.

Take care!

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