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Sensitive teeth !

(16 Posts)
lisadolly75 Fri 04-Apr-14 09:32:29

Has any one ever had sensitive teeth ??
I am 9 weeks today and its only really started yesterday.
Really painful if i eat hard stuff like toast etc...
Feels cold tbh and I always use sesodyne anyway ! No bleeding gums tho .

Sweetpea86 Fri 04-Apr-14 09:42:59

Yeah I had very sensitive teeth early pregnancy and my gums felt a bit puffy. Wore off after a week or so.

Free dentist whilst preg so use it to your advantage, smile

Try a sensitive tooth paste and a mouth wash that helped me. smile

lentilpot Fri 04-Apr-14 10:31:04

I had a senstive patch when pregnant and the dentist said the morning sickness vomiting had worn away a bit of enamel, so she patched it up, which has solved the issue! Definitely get to the dentist as soon as you have your maternity exemption card (she also said the special toothpastes actually do work).

lisadolly75 Fri 04-Apr-14 10:42:51

I am going on tuesday as I recently had a check up( before I found out annoyingly ! )
When I rang up the receptionist told me that as it a private practice I wont be able to be seen there at all !
I got to find another nhs dentist who will see me!
I am gonna speak to my dentist who is lovely! Cos I dont want to see anyone else tbh .
Was not happy when she told me that though!!!!!

plokett1 Fri 04-Apr-14 11:32:23

Its very common but u can try using ur sensitive toothpaste to rub into the sensitice area rather than just brushing with it and also ensure you're cleaning between your teeth with floss/tepe brushes daily will also help! X

lisadolly75 Fri 04-Apr-14 12:42:36

Ooh i will ! Thankyou.xx

weebigmamma Fri 04-Apr-14 15:47:12

I've had this since August. It was so painful I thought I was having major toothache but when I went to the dentist it was just sensitive teeth. He gave me a prescription for Sensodyne but also also for some other special toothpaste because it is caused by your gums loosening and your teeth can then move about a lot more and that's how your roots get exposed, but it also means there's more chance of getting tooth decay if you don't brush and floss properly. You can rub Sensodyne directly onto the gum as well as brushing with it. Don't rinse it out. And do floss if you can. I still have it but it's nothing like it was in August and the pain reduced dramatically after a week or two using Sensodyne.

Missingcaffeine Sat 05-Apr-14 22:17:03

I had the same at around 9 weeks. I switched to a sensitive paste, got a sensitive mouthwash, and also stopped the sugary sweets and acidic drinks (fruit juice and diet coke) that I'd been having to help survive the extreme nausea. Sensitive teeth resolved after a few days of doing this, but I am still being careful and if I eat sweets I can feel it returning. Teeth can decay so easily in pregnancy as enamel is weaker. Make sure you see your dentist regularly too during pregnancy, as it's better to get things checked out than let them get serious.

yrenton Sat 05-Apr-14 22:44:47

I had the same at 9 weeks but the pain is gone in couple of weeks later. I had terrible tooth pain but it was difficult to locate. I changed my tooth paste to Corsodyl ( salty taste but you get used to it) and washed my mouth with luke warm water after eating anything.
You get free dental care during and 1 year after the birth. I booked a dentist appointment and they did a little cleaning in my mouth for me it kinda helped.

lisadolly75 Sun 06-Apr-14 09:02:13

I know I get it free but why wont my dentist ( which is a private practice ? Take me ?
I find it odd that every pregnant woman at my practice ( which serves a village) has to go and find an nhs dentist for 2 years ?!
Can they do this ?

plokett1 Sun 06-Apr-14 09:08:21

Unfortunately yes they can, as they are a private practice they will have no nhs contract and free dental care is only provided via the nhs. It should b easy enough to get registered with an nhs dentist though!

Mrsmorton Sun 06-Apr-14 16:03:20

Private dentists can do whatever they want. It's their business and if they don't have an NHS contract, they're not going to pay out of their own pocket to see you bcse you're pregnant. You don't have to see an NHS one, if you're happy you can carry on seeing your private one, it's not comply lost to have free dental!!

Mrsmorton Sun 06-Apr-14 16:04:04

Comply lost = compulsory. Obvs.

lisadolly75 Sun 06-Apr-14 16:50:51

It just seems so silly to me. I will speak to
Dentist on tuesday! Hopefully they will
Recomend a local.
To me, its the point!

Mrsmorton Sun 06-Apr-14 17:34:31

The point that you think a private business should pay out of their own pocket to provide a service to you bcse you're pregnant? hmm

Are you expecting to have your child in the Lindo wing for free because you would get it free in an NHS unit?

lisadolly75 Sun 06-Apr-14 20:52:48

The point I am saying is that I like my dentist and was a bit surprised by the receptionists response.
Having paid tax all my working life and never claimed a thing( like many of us ) I just assumed i could stay there and mayb my dentist gets fees back from
Nhs.
Its not a biggie and no I dont expect a bloody private wing to give birth in . Ridiculous .

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