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pain relief - please help!

(15 Posts)
Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 18:23:23

So, for the second time this pregnancy, I have a dental abscess caused by the movement of an unerupted wisdom tooth.

I've got antibiotics which worked a treat last time. Until they start working, I'm in horrendous pain and paracetamol isn't touching it. Of course, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs are off-limits.

Any bright ideas?


Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 18:29:37

I'm trying holding a bag of frozen peas against my face now

Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 19:39:19

Hopeful bump

lovelilies Tue 29-Mar-16 19:43:47

Co codamol is safe in pregnancy.

putthePuffindown Tue 29-Mar-16 19:44:43

I think clove oil is ok to use if you have some?

Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 20:04:56

Love lilies where can I get cocodamol from?

lovelilies Tue 29-Mar-16 20:09:47

Pharmacies sell the 8/500 (8mg codeine, 500mg paracetamol) ones.
May not see them to you (being awkward) if youre very obviously pregnant, even though they are available on prescription.

lovelilies Tue 29-Mar-16 20:10:14


Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 21:00:14

I am very obviously pregnant!

Sweetandsour93 Tue 29-Mar-16 21:41:15

Clove oil will numb the area if you spread a little on the problem tooth. I think it's safe but best to double check. It tastes vile but it does work and can be used as required.

Flossiesmummy Tue 29-Mar-16 23:37:19

I'd heard about clove oil but as the problem tooth is unerupted I don't think that will work sad

KnitsBakesAndReads Tue 29-Mar-16 23:52:36

Can you ask your dentist, or a GP to prescribe you stronger pain relief? My GP gave me a prescription for codeine tablets when I had severe back pain earlier in pregnancy. I ended up not needing them at all as physio helped so much, but the GP did say they're perfectly safe to take if needed,, so there are definitely options available on prescription if you need them.

Allisgood1 Tue 29-Mar-16 23:56:38

Co-codamol and new antibiotics are in order for you. Any chance of getting a urgent root canal?

Flossiesmummy Wed 30-Mar-16 08:00:52

Finally feeling better. Pain is manageable now and the antibiotics are kicking in. The dentist said there's nothing wrong with my tooth, so no filling or root canal necessary.

I'll look into getting stronger painkillers if it gets worse again.

Thanks for all your help thanks

putthePuffindown Wed 30-Mar-16 10:48:16

So glad to hear you're feeling better, toothache/mouth pain is miserable at the best of times never mind when pregnant. I do think clove oil would help though (for future ref tho hopefully it wont be needed now!), as it works by numbing the the area (in fact it's an active ingredient in the teething gel I recently picked up for DD)

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