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    Default Broken tooth

    Hi,
    I'm new to all of this and cannot get any help from dentist. I live in a small town & there isn't many dentists here. I broke my tooth the other day and it's so painful but the dentist said no treatment until after 13 weeks. I've read online it's not so much unsafe to have a filling but not preferred in first trimester.
    Any natural remedies to help with pain??
    This is my first pregnancy so I'm learning quickly what is and isn't safe.
    TIA :-)

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    You can safely have paracetamol in pregnancy if need be and I would try and avoid eating on the broken tooth if you can.

    The thing they worry about in terms of safety and first trimester is having any x-rays, but I am surprised the Dentist didn't at least see you, to see the damage etc, and maybe put a temporary resin cap on it.

    Hopefully the pain will subside soon for you!

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    I worked as a Dental nurse for a bit, and think you need to try another dentist. As the PP stated, its only the x-rays that are the issue, but you dont need x-rays a lot of the time for a filling or quick repair. Nitrous gas is a no no at certain stages of pregnancy, but thats about it.
    The products that would be used on a broken tooth are generally safe in pregnancy, and it's possible for the dentist to do a temporary repair while your pregnant, then replace or use a permanent treatment after bub is born.

    Please do try another dentist as he should have at least looked at it and told you the options available.

    To deal with the pain now, see if you can see your GP for panadeine forte. Also if you go to a chemist and see if they stock oral eze. It has cloves in it, but dont let them fob you off with other clove based treatments as oral eze also contains an anesthetic which will numb the tooth right down to the root.
    Its awesome stuff but tastes gross lol. If you need any help in how best to use it, ask away!

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    Thanks for the replies. There's only two dentists here that take new patients I'll try another one. Is it safe to use oral eze? I actually have some of that at home already but wasn't sure if it was safe. I took some Panadol before I went to bed last night though ☺️

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    OP, If you call Medicine Line: 1300 633 424 they can advise you on everything medicine wise such as prescription, over the counter and complimentary meds/herbal ones etc.

    I would give them a ring as they are extremely helpful in advising what is safe/non to take, as well as giving you all the fact regarding risks etc, especially sine it's such early days in your pregnancy.

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    A clove on the sore tooth is good natural remedy for tooth ache. I would be doing as the other posters have suggested and seeking out another dentist though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uniquey View Post
    OP, If you call Medicine Line: 1300 633 424 they can advise you on everything medicine wise such as prescription, over the counter and complimentary meds/herbal ones etc.

    I would give them a ring as they are extremely helpful in advising what is safe/non to take, as well as giving you all the fact regarding risks etc, especially sine it's such early days in your pregnancy.
    Yep, definitely do this. I was ok'ed to use the oral eze in pregnancy by a specialist and pharmacist, but its advisable to check for your own situation. Do you have a particular chemist and pharmacist you use? I always double checked things in pregnancy with mine as they were much more up to date on advice for medications than my GP, and found several times that a medication I was prescribed would interact with another.

    Definitely worth trying to get into the other dentist though. Perhaps explain to them that you are pregnant and are in a lot of pain, as due to the increased blood flow to your gums a sore tooth in pregnancy can get infected very quickly, so they should make you a priority.

    Toothaches suck

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    So I called another dentist who is happy to see my but can't get in for a week. Spoke to my pharmacist who advised not to use oral eze. But to use bonjela or medi gel. My tooth stopped hurting for now so hopefully it holds off for a week. Thanks for all replies :-) this is all new to me. Learning quickly that something's are just a no no!

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    Thanks albert01 if pain comes back like it was I'll call and request immediate appointment. Thanks though :-)


 

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