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Wisdom Tooth Pain During Pregnancy

Wisdom Tooth Pain During Pregnancy

It is common to experience pain in the wisdom tooth during pregnancy. However, any dental pain is unbearable and brings a lot of frustration during pregnancy. Here are a few safe and effective remedies to relieve the problem.
Amruta Gaikwad
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
During pregnancy, a woman goes through a lot of physical and psychological changes. This is already a reason enough for an expectant mother to become restless and anxious. Irrespective of the changes happening in the body, third molar tooth pain is among the unbearable pain, which can trigger anger during pregnancy. These set of molar teeth grow during the late teens or early twenties. However, this is not always the case and even grow in the later stage of life. Many women observe this problem during the time of their pregnancy. When wisdom teeth grow in proper alignment, they prove to be a valuable set of molars. However, improper alignment can cause excruciating pain and additional stress to the body. The additional stress that is created on the body might even affect the unborn baby. Therefore, seeking immediate help from a dentist will save the expectant mother from the unwanted pain. Recognizing the symptoms of any ailment can help you take immediate steps towards curing it.
Symptoms
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars and is experienced during teenage and sometimes adulthood. Many complain of improper alignment of these teeth, which has caused decaying of the adjacent teeth, the nerves and even the jawbone. Sometimes it poses a threat to the second molars, making them prone to plaque and decay. In some cases the wisdom teeth grow under the jawbone or grow a little out of the gum. Improper growth of wisdom teeth can also lead to bacterial infection in the gum. These infections cause swelling and pain in the jawbone, gum and nerves. Due to the pain and swelling, even cleaning becomes difficult leading to various gum diseases.
If the alignment of the rest of the teeth is right then the wisdom teeth might have enough space to develop and even cause less pain. However, in some cases, the patient might have to face prolonged pain. If the pain turns unbearable, then the problem might be severe. Sometimes these appear partially and soon get covered by a layer of soft tissue. Also the food that we eat gets stuck in the gaps near the wisdom teeth and causes decaying, which might increase the pain and also its duration. The infections that generate out of decaying causes bad breath too. Other signs could be swelling of cheeks, bleeding of gum and irritation of the skin around the teeth. The problem of third molar pain might take a toll on the health of the unborn baby. Swelling of gum and pain in the jawbone and nerves, restricts the movement of the mouth and cause pain while eating. Therefore, the expectant mother might face difficulty in eating and eat less food. Consumption of less food would result into weakness and poor health of the mother as well as the baby.
Natural Remedies
Though tooth aches are common during pregnancy, using the right methods to cure the pain is essential. Taking the help of the dentist is wiser than seeking your own remedies to subside the pain. If you think taking local pain killers can reduce your pain, think again! These drugs might numb the pain, but it might have drastic impact on the unborn child. If visiting a dentist is not possible, try some natural home remedies for toothache relief that might prove safe and effective during pregnancy.
Your first step towards reducing pain is maintaining hygiene. Ginger, honey and lemon tea have antibacterial properties, which prevents further infections near the teeth. Therefore, rinse the mouth with the mixture of these natural ingredients. Salt water is another home and natural remedy that rinses the harmful bacteria that is settled in the gum and the gaps of the teeth. Try to rinse the mouth with either salt water or former given mixture, which will help you keep the mouth free from infection causing bacteria. These ingredients also act as good cleansers keeping the mouth from bad breath.
These are some of the simple and safe remedies that can be used for wisdom toothache during pregnancy. To take better and wiser precautionary measure, take the advice of the dentist and the gynecologist to avoid unwanted problems.