If you suffer from toothache “Paracetamol is considered the first choice of painkiller if you are pregnant as it has been taken my large numbers of pregnant women without any adverse effect on the mother or baby.” This quote is from the website “http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/” which is from a government funded gateway, providing quality approved health information.
Reports about a possible connection between the use of paracetamol, while being pregnant and child health and development, have been published more than a decade ago, pointing to a possible connection to children suffering from wheezing, asthma and ADHD. But it is important to remember that tooth pain, inflammation and fever have detrimental effects of the fetus and the pregnancy as well. This is why when pregnant women are suffering it is important to provide them with pain relief in conjunction with treatment for the source of pain. To date research points to paracetamol being as an acceptable solution to tooth pain. But it is important for the pregnant woman who suffers from the painful episode to make an appointment as soon as possible to have the source of pain examined and a remedy provided. Since paracetamol is not a cure for the source of pain and without treatment the pain will only increase, causing the need for more pain relief and increasing the risks of severe complications. The combined effect of tooth pain, gum infection or inflammation and ingestion of painkillers will lead to increasingly more damage for the fetus.
If you suffer from toothache, bleeding gums and inflammation please call us on 98227006 or ask online for an appointment.