Im at my wits end. No one else can help. Maybe you ladies can?
Im 11w3d pregnant and I have a TERRIBLE toothache that comes and goes. The last time I had it was when I was 6.5 weeks. It was only in one tooth....a tooth that I had a root canal in 7 years ago and had never given me problems up unitl I became pregnant. I went to the dentist who did a check of the tooth and a cleaning and checked my other teeth and said that nothing looked wrong with it. None of my other teeth had any cavaties or any problems. He actually said my teeth were in great condition. He said that the pain was most likely due to pregnancy, that women get pregnancy gingevitis and that it was just the nature of the beast. He gave me some sensitive toothpaste and rinse and told me that it woud get worse as the pregnancy continued. Fast forward to last night and my tooth is bad again. Im talking like pain equal to having a broken bone. Pain and fire accross my whole left side of my face. I slept for 2 hours last night. It still hurts today. I took some of my sons paracetamol syrup last night and thatdidnt help. Ive been prescribed baby asprin to take every day because I have a blood clotting disorder, (along with blood thinner injections) and every AM I take it with my progesterone supplement and folic acid. Well, 30 minutes later I felt the most relief I had in 24 hours. Im sure it was the asprin. so now, can I take more asprin if the toothache comes back? My dosage is only one pill every AM-would taking one at night when Im in pain be a bad thing? I dont see my obgyn till thursday. All I know is I wont survive another night in that kind of pain again. ALSO, if it was pregnancy gingevitis, wouldnt it effect more than just one tooth? One that just happens to be a tooth that Ive already had work done on? I feel like there is really something wrong with that tooth, but to truly check would take xrays and opening up the filing which would be more painful I think. I dont know what to do. Anyone go through this? Any ideas on pain relief? Should I see another dentist? Im about to tear my hair out. Thanks for reading. I know its long. Please help.