34 weeks and a half dead tooth

Just a super quick update to say that after four days of pain and no improvement I took myself back to the dentist yesterday morning and he diagnosed a half dead molar tooth. I had optimistically though it was improving on the Monday but instead on the Tuesday woke up in lots of pain and had completely lost any patience. I stormed over to my dentist’s surgery without an appointment and then when I arrived burst into floods of tears (I properly lost it, which was a bit embarrassing, but very effective, who can ignore a crying pregnant woman?). The dentist saw me immediately.

He had done a filling in my second trimester but it seems like the tooth was more decayed than expected. He took out the filling and put stuff in to kill the bacteria and put in a temporary filling. I have to go back in 10 days for route canal. Fun! But I’m so glad the pain has gone. It seems like this was probably also making the gingivitis in my mouth worse. He said my gums look much better from insane amounts of flossing and cleaning over the past few days. So hopefully the gingivitis is just a small inconvenience which I can easily put up with for 6 more weeks.

I slept okayish last night and I’ve still got slight pain post procedure but it’s barely anything. I also have a cold which is affecting my sleep and giving me a slight headache but it’s nothing in comparison to the tooth pain.

Hopefully bubs wasn’t affected too much by all this trauma. I tried to minimise the amount of paracetamol I took (only at night). I’m also not overly happy at having all this local anaesthetic. But the dentist is insisting that it’s fine so I have to take his word. There wasn’t really any other choice. I also kept my right hip raised on the dentist chair to avoid any risk of passing out from the uterus weight putting pressure on me.

Bubs has been pretty active the last few days, and I can feel him again this morning which is comforting.

It was 34 weeks yesterday, and I’m really hoping that it will be smooth sailing from now on. Got a 3rd trimester ultrasound on Thursday and looking forward to checking that bubs is ok. Then next week I have a chat with the anaesthetist and then I start my more regular monitoring.

My mum had both my brother and I at 36 weeks so I’m aiming to get my hospital bag packed by the end of next week just in case. Ordered all the remaining things I need online and they should arrive in the next week (Italy postal system is slooow).

The stroller and bassinet attachment (Baby Jogger) arrived last week but I’ve been too poorly to even look at it. Might see if I can put it together today. Want to get back to enjoying this pregnancy instead of suffering.

Hope everyone is well. Take care of yourselves.




7 thoughts on “34 weeks and a half dead tooth

  1. You were right to march into the dentist’s and show some emotion, however embarrassing. The only way I can get a same-day doctor’s or dentist’s appointment here is if I cry or tell them I think I’ll be dead by the afternoon.Tooth pain is miserable and so hard to tolerate. It’s so unlucky getting root canal trouble.

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    • Hey yes! Sorry things have been crazy busy and hectic with the birth and family visiting. He’s now 4 weeks old! Things should hopefully calm down for a week or so before Christmas so will try to blog then. How are you?


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