How to cure toothache after giving birth?

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Tooth sensitivity is a common problem in postpartum women, causing severe pain, discomfort, and poor eating for the mother. Treatment of postpartum toothache must depend on the cause of the disease, such as due to hygiene problems, calcium deficiency, nutrition or oral diseases.

1. What causes tooth sensitivity in mothers after giving birth?

Calcium deficiency: During pregnancy and after giving birth, a woman's body undergoes hormonal changes, the amount of calcium in the body is reduced by having to share it with the fetus. At this time, the mother's teeth will be attacked by bacteria quite high, causing pain and discomfort. Improper oral care: Improper oral hygiene after birth is the cause of toothache. Tooth decay: When tooth decay, the pain persists and the level increases at night, when lying down, it is more painful when active, making all activities in the mother's daily life affected. Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25 years old. Therefore, wisdom teeth can grow while the mother is breastfeeding. Growing wisdom teeth will cause prolonged pain due to the time it has to go through the process of separating the gums and may be accompanied by fevers that are uncomfortable for the mother. Gum inflammation, gingivitis, periodontitis: During breastfeeding, if the mother does not clean her teeth, plaque and tartar will be produced for a long time; create favorable conditions for bacteria to grow and attack the mouth and cause root canal disease. When you have gum disease, it can cause bleeding, pain and discomfort in all daily activities. Toothache while breastfeeding is not only uncomfortable for the mother but also affects the baby because the toothache will affect the mother's chewing process. When the mother's diet is not guaranteed, it will lead to a lack of milk, not enough nutrients for the baby, affecting the development of the child, and if left to this situation for a long time, it can cause some diseases of the digestive system. later in children. Therefore, postnatal tooth sensitivity needs to be treated.
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2. How to treat postpartum toothache?

Treatment of toothache after childbirth depends on the cause of the woman's toothache. If it is mild, women can apply some oral care measures to overcome it.
In more severe cases, if care is not effective, you should go to a dentist for proper treatment. Absolutely do not buy drugs or creams for self-application, because this can seriously affect the mother's sensitive body after birth, and also the milk supply for the baby.

3. Some home remedies for toothache after giving birth

Treating tooth sensitivity at home includes simple measures: Proper oral hygiene, calcium and essential nutrients supplements, and some simple remedies.
Proper oral hygiene Postpartum women are very sensitive, so special attention should be paid to daily oral care, after meals and before going to bed. Brushing enough, properly, gargling with physiological saline both helps to clean and prevent dental disease, in addition to helping to prevent colds and flu. In addition, you can use dental floss to clean the plaque on the teeth, do not use toothpicks because it can damage the gums and gums.
Ensure the necessary nutrition. Add foods that are good for your teeth, rich in calcium at the allowable level and simple measures that cannot be missed. Delicious fruits that have a lot of vitamin C such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, guava ... are very useful for mothers, supporting stable blood vessel walls, preventing bleeding gums.
Postpartum mothers need to pay attention to limit eating foods that are too hot, too cold or too spicy to avoid irritating teeth. Foods and drinks that are carbonated or contain a lot of acid that can cause erosion of the tooth surface should also be limited.
Some foods are too hard, too chewy, need to chew a lot, also have a bad effect on the structure of the teeth, mothers must also pay attention not to eat a lot. If it's soft, chopping up your daily meals is an idea that can make it easier for moms with postpartum toothaches to eat and drink.
Some simple treatments to help mom relieve toothache with natural ingredients at home: Use garlic to rub on teeth Use garlic peel off then slice thinly or smash and rub directly on teeth for about 2 - 3 minutes, done 3 times a day will reduce the sensation of sensitivity significantly. The nutrients in garlic such as fluoride and allicin will help restore dentin, protect teeth from external stimuli.
Chew green tea leaves Chew a few green tea leaves for 5 minutes, then brush your teeth as usual to remove any remaining leaf debris. Do 2-3 times/day.
This is a very effective way to treat postnatal tooth sensitivity thanks to its fluoride, tannic acid, catechin and many other essences that can support the formation of a protein enamel layer to help protect teeth. Tannic acid can also limit the dissolution of calcium, thereby helping to reduce tooth sensitivity.
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4. Treatment of postpartum toothache at a medical facility

If tooth sensitivity after giving birth persists, you need to see a dentist immediately to find out the cause as well as have appropriate treatment.
The case when the outer tooth part is worn and exposed dentin In this case, the doctor will probably conduct a filling for the patient.
In the case of tooth enamel wear If the tooth enamel is worn away and too sensitive, the dentist may prescribe remineralization. This is essentially a method to relieve tooth sensitivity by replacing artificial tooth enamel with the sensitive part of the tooth.
In case of severe tooth decay If the cause of sensitivity is due to tooth decay, the best way to fix it is to make a filling. The essence of dental fillings is to apply materials to replace lost tooth tissues to protect and restore the aesthetics of your teeth.
If the tooth is severely decayed and has eaten into the pulp, the doctor will take measures to treat the pulp and cover the porcelain tooth. Because root canal treatment requires the use of anesthetic, the dentist will consider the mother's health condition, only treating when the mother's health is stable. If not, consideration may be given to rescheduling treatment and providing appropriate support for you.
Cases of wisdom teeth Eruption of wisdom teeth after birth is less common. However, if the teeth are too misaligned, causing too much pain, affecting the mother's health and eating, the doctor may consider extracting the mother's teeth.

5. Can women who are breastfeeding have their teeth extracted?

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Extraction is indicated last when the tooth cannot be saved, but not always immediately. Extraction of teeth while breastfeeding can still be performed normally, in case the mother is in stable health and does not have diseases on the list of contraindications.
Usually, the doctor prescribes tooth extraction for cases where the tooth has decay that cannot be regenerated, the tooth has too severe periodontitis, the bone marrow is inflamed with complications, the tooth is infected with bacteria,...
Meet Having tooth sensitivity is a problem that no woman wants after giving birth. However, proper treatment is essential.
Postpartum women are extremely sensitive subjects. Therefore, for proper and effective treatment, you should go to reputable dental facilities for examination. Currently, Vinmec International General Hospital is providing high quality dental examination and treatment by a team of leading doctors and experts.

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