Hey!! I’m 2 weeks pregnant and I’m suffering from a severe toothache. My left side of the face is slightly swollen and gums are bleeding. I have researched and saw that salt water is good to reduce gum swelling. So I have tried it and there is a slight change in the swelling but I’m worried about the bleeding gums. One of my neighbors advised consulting a dental care clinic in Barrie for a checkup. She said it might be the symptoms of periodontal disease and asked me to treat it asap.
Since I’m 2 weeks pregnant is it safe for me to undergo periodontal treatment. I have scheduled an appointment with my OB/GYN on 3rd May 2017 to discuss this in details. Any thoughts? Has anyone here had a similar situation? If so, please share your experience. Thanks!!
Re: Is it safe to undergo periodontal treatment while pregnancy?
Regardless, please go get professional care instead of asking internet strangers for advice. Facial swelling should be examined and treated swiftly. It is entirely possible you have an infectious process and need treatment. Please don't wait for your OB appointment. Call someone sooner. And salt water isn't going to make it go away.
Best of luck with your pregnancy and tooth pain! That sounds like an awful thing to be going through.
As an aside, the mindset of people to come on TB asking for medical advice instead of simply calling their provider is astounding to me. Every office literally has someone ON CALL (with an actual medical degree!) for these types of questions.
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I've been getting routine periodontal work for the last year or 2 and last time I told my hygienist we were TTC and that I was in my TWW. The only thing she said she was doing differently was holding off on x-rays, just in case (she offered me a weird metal shield thing to wear if I wanted to go forward with x-rays but I declined). That said, my swelling has never been as bad as what you're describing. I strongly agree with PPs that your dentist and staff will know what's best and to give them a call.