Using Anbesol in First Trimester

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Can you use Anbesol, the numbing medication for tooth aches while your in you first trimester?


It's Pregnancy category C, so not the best for pregnancy in any trimester. But sometimes, the benefits may outweigh the risks.

I'd suggest checking with your provider before you use it.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.