Dentist appointment tomorrow, anything i need to know?
I'm going to try and get a hold of my doctor tomorrow before my dentist appointment but I'm not sure if I will get through in time. I have a tooth that has been bugging me for a while, but I've been ignoring it. I officially have a toothache/headache that will not go away, and I KNOW its from this darn tooth!
I'm going in tomorrow and I'm not sure what the solution will be, pull it/fill it/cap it/something else. I told them when i booked that I'm due in a week, and she said that wouldn't be a problem. Said if they need to do xrays they'll just double vest me as I'm in my third trimester.
Just wondering if you guys know of anything I should be avoiding (can i get frozen??) or should ask specifically for?
i had to ask my doc for permission to use the novacaine or numbing meds. still havent got up the courage to go. same as u i have one tooth that might need to be pulled. if it does they will end up giving u tylenol for the pain instead of the usual pain medication "vic". I know its better if u go now though since u might have an infection in that tooth which will put baby in danger. please let me know how it goes so i can get the courage to go also......
Hi hun I'm a dental hygienist. I had a filling done (gasp!) late in my 2nd trimester. I needed to have anesthetic to numb my tooth so I opted for the one that doesn't have epinephrine in it (here in Canada we call it scandonest plain) First trimester is a no-no for dental work. You can have work done in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, but it's ideal to have it done in the 2nd because you won't be uncomfortable laying down. Just make sure they have you laying down more elevated in the chair so you don't feel faint. I remember in dental hygiene school, my classmate had her pregnant sister as a patient and she fainted. As for xrays, if they absolutely need to do it, then I would double on the vest. You can message me if you have any other questions.
Just make sure that you tell every new person who works on you that you are pregnant. They put my paper in my chart and the first person who worked with me didn't read it and did an xray with only 1 vest. Then I told the second person and they double vested me, but don't just assume that they know because it's in the chart or because you told one person. Better safe than sorry.
My brother-in-law is a dentist and he used novicane, and then fixed my tooth without x-rays (it was replacing an old filling). Use a double Xray vest if you need them. Otherwise, you should be fine; I wasn't uncomfy or anything like that, and the baby was perfect throughout. I wanted to get the problem taken care of before I had a newborn to worry about, lol!
ugh so fricken frustrated!
i went in, waited for about an hour, and the dentist looked at my tooth did the (double vested) xray, and decided that I needed either a root canal or the tooth pulled and he wasn't comfortable doing it so close to my due date.
So now i still have to have my baby, get into a breastfeeding schedule, book an appointment around that, and then bring my hubby and baby to the dentist with me to get my tooth fixed.
Sorry to hear that you need a root canal or extraction. To be honest I was thinking you may need one. Unfortunately that's what sometimes happens when a toothache is left too long - too far gone hun. a root canal or extraction is way too involved to be done so close to your due date, I do agree with them. my advice: next time you have a toothache, have it checked right aways so they dont get bigger. Im sorry if I sound like I am nagging you but I see this happen far too often. Our mouths are the windows up our bodies. There are too many health links related to our mouths such as preterm low weight births, etc. good luck hun
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