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#1 of 12 Old 07-15-2013, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am about 19 weeks pregnant.

In the past few days I have been experiencing horrible gum, jaw and tooth pain.

I cannot afford to have dental care at this time and want to use some natural remedies to prevent or help with infection and swelling, that are safe for baby.

I have unfortunately had to take Tylenol bc the pain in unbearable.

I have start taking garlic internally as well as putting it on my gum and tooth.

I have swished with collodial silver and water, Neem mouthwash and warm salt-water.

I just got Olive Leaf oil but before trying it I wanted to see if anyone else has used this or has suggestions?

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It's been awhile since you posted this. How are you doing? 


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Well, I used garlic topically and internally and swished with warm salt water and also diluted collodial silver. It did clear up in a couple days...but...

it has returned with a vengence.

About six months ago I had a tooth that was rotting and I needed it pulled or a root canal. It was also broken in half.

Before I could get to the dentist it fell out. I thought, problem solved.

This space is what keeps getting inflamed and or infected.

Right now there is an abscess above it and there is swelling, tremendous pain and a slight rash on the outside cheek.

I am again applying garlic topically and internally. Swishing with collodial and salt water solution and icing.

It is awful.

I am probably going to call my doctor tomorrow.

Although I am TERRIFIED of dentist.

Any other suggestions?

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You must see a dentist. Can you charge it on a credit card? Please go. Tooth infections can become systemic and cause preterm labor.

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I agree with scottishmommy. You have to go. They can work out a payment plan. The important thing is taking care of an infection. It's so serious! Best of luck and let us know how you're doing :-)
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Yes, go go! I had a terrible infection that required a root canal. To get rid of the infection the dentist drilled and stuffed it with clove. The relief was almost immediate and amazing. The swelling went away within a day.

Please go get it taken care off. I know the pain you are talking about you can't keep going on like that. The infection must be given the ability to drain and it must be properly treated.

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I would at least go into the er and get an antibiotic in your case. You cannot be turned away and can work out a payment plan afterwards. Clove oil will help tremendously if you catch an infection in time but it seems that this probably needs more drastic medical attention.
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Another vote for conventional medicine. Any infection can cause preterm labor. Find a way to get it treated.

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Maybe part of the tooth got left behind?
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I had to get two holes drilled in my root canal needing teeth while pregnant...I chose for unmedicated...then I left the holes till baby was born and then got novicane and finished the rest. I really hope you at least do something to stop the pain until baby is born then finish it. Pls update us. I know you are suffering with this tooth as I was. Teeth problems while pregnant is very common btw.
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I had massive decay start when pregnant. Apparently the mouth pH changes plus nutritional demands being higher lead to extra decay.
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Could be a nasal infection, that will cause you to have a tooth ache. 


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