anyone suffered [or suffer] because of toothache and have been told that its ok to to do local anesthesia and take out the tooth while being pregnant?
I saw dentist today and she wanted to do x-ray before pulling tooth out.. i said i was on amoxicillin already [im curing the chest infection] and taking paracetamol for tooth pain in the same time.. she said that its good and nothing is going to affect baby...
I dont get it.... Some dentists say you need to wait for x-ray and pulling tooth out till LO is out, and some think that is still ok to do it now..
Anyway, i said i will come later after baby's outside.. but pain is just soo massive that i think i will be begging them to pull it out tomorrow..
I always thought that you werent allowed xrays when preggers but that might have changed now. I didnt think anaesthetics were allowed either TBH but I guess your dentist must know whats ok and whats not. That said, I would check the NHS website to check before i get it done though just to be on the safe side. x
It's a balance of risks. Ideally you wouldn't get xrays during pregnancy but if you need the tooth out it is better to get an xray so that the dentist can see if there will be any problems taking the tooth out and plan accordingly. It's a very small dosage and not aimed anywhere near the uterus so it is very safe really.
Local anaesthetics are also safe. As the name suggests, they affect the localised area only so won't in any way affect the baby.
Better to get the tooth out than have to continually take pain relief and systemic antibiotics which WILL be transmitted to the baby. Also not good for your stress levels to be in so much pain.
I was at the dentist a while back. They said they wouldn't do xrays as I was pregnant.
While I was there thy found one of my fillings is cracked and needs repair. The dentist said it is totally safe t have the aesthetic during pregnancy but he recommended I wait until after birth as he said most pregnant women have a hard time lying on their back in the chair so long. In the end he said it was my choice, I opted to wait.
I went to the dentist today and they wouldn't do any x-rays because I'm pregnant. I think you are better off waiting on the x-ray until after LO comes, especially since you are so far along. It's better to be safe and hold off on the x-ray. Don't know about the anesthesia.
It depends on the type of X-ray, I work in dentistry and we personally refrain from doing X-rays if someone is pregnant because it's mostly not necessary because its mostly routine or a filling that can be disgnosed without needing one or the patient is not in pain and no infection so it can wait, you can't do an extraction without the X-ray it's like driving while blind folded. If its a digital X-ray the radiation is minimal and compared to a 30min flight or a walk in the sun or sunbathing for 20 mins if it's absolutely necessary it will do no harm and they can also let you use a lead appron for your peace of mind. Local anaesthetic won't affect you at all and it's better to remove the tooth if it's infected because infection can go to your blood stream xx
I had a tooth out at 32 weeks. Midwife said local anasthetic injections were safe. Dentist wouldn't do an X-ray for gum pain I was having (suspected wisdom tooth growth) and told me to come back after baby is here for that x
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