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I was up all night with a terrible tooth ache. I know it is infected because the left side of my face(including my ear, ear drum) throbbed all night. My doctor is not in until this afternoon. The dentist will "see" me but not give anything until speaking with my ob. I have taken the max of tylenol which eases the pain for 40 mins. Anyone had the same problem? Will they wait until the infection is gone before repairing the tooth?
Sending lots of hugs! I know just what you're going through...
When I was pg w/Allie, I had a broken tooth (I broke a piece of my molar a few months before I got pg but was lazy & never fixed it). I didn't want to go to the dentist because I knew they'd have to take it out & I don't do tooth extractions without general anesthesia (I've had 3). But the pain was just excruciating. I'd have pain that went up into my ear. Since all I could take was Tylenol, I used to take it as often as I could & it would barely do anything. I couldn't sleep or lay certain ways. Then as soon as I delivered Allie, the pain went away.
I still didn't fix it since hey, it wasn't bothering me (so stupid!!) & because she was so little & I didn't want to be out of commission. I finally went to the dentist in the fall & they said I'd have to have oral surgery because I also had an impacted wisdom tooth that they'd need to go through my cheek to take out as well as this broken molar. I made a few appts for it to be done & had to cancel for either money reasons, work, or Allie being sick. Then in December, I found out I was pg so no oral surgery for me which means putting it off for another year Since I've gotten pg, the pain has started though not yet what it was.
Just rambling on & on & on to let you know that I feel your pain. Literally. But if there's anything you can have done safely now, do it! A girl from Allie's PR had root canal while she was pg & while it sucked & she could only take Tylenol for the pain, she was still able to do it.
I don't know if it was just me or something about being pg but the tooth pain is so much worse when pg so if you can do anything to fix it, I'd jump on it. Sending hugs & hope you feel better soon!!
Alexandra Sivan, anxiously awaiting her little brother