is it ok to have dental treatment

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by spiceyuk, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. spiceyuk

    spiceyuk Well-Known Member

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    I woke up this morning and discovered i have a big crack through one of my teeth (only had a check up 3 weeks ago and everything was fine) I am sure I will need at the very least a filling. Is it ok to get this done while pregnant? I only have 3 weeks to go and don't want to go into labour or affect the baby with any medication
     
  2. Sonyalouise

    Sonyalouise Well-Known Member

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    They won't use any medication on you but they will put a temporary filling in till after the baby is born then u go back to have work done with medication
     
  3. 2RockinBoys

    2RockinBoys Mummy of 2 squishy boy's!

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    Yeah, they will do what they can in temp form, and ask you to go back after baby is born as they will probably want to do an x-ray. Im so thankful for free dental in pregnancy! :flower:
     
  4. franny_k

    franny_k Mummy to Grace and Jude

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    I had a tooth extracted around 30ish weeks. My dentist already had xrays and I was allowed a local anaesthetic.
     
  5. mushy1981

    mushy1981 Well-Known Member

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    I had a small filling 3 days ago with no pain relief it was fine!! Praise the free dental treatment too it's great!! x
     
  6. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    They will avoid doing x-rays and giving you a general anaesthetic, but local anaesthetics and other minor work should be fine. You will probably find that they may do a temporary repair and ask you to come back after the birth. I registered with a new dentist in my last pregnancy, and they wanted to do full x-rays to put on my record, but they weren't willing to do it while I was still pregnant, so I had to go back afterwards. In the meantime though he had a look over my teeth just to make sure everything was okay.

    remember you have free dental in the UK when you're pregnant
     
  7. ginger863

    ginger863 Mummy to Logan

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    Its perfectly safe to have dental treatment. Ive had loads done as my teeth seem to give in when pregnant. Ive had x rays, 2 root canals and an extraction. My dentist assured my x rays are perfectly safe later on in pregnancy but always gave me the option during the earlier months. I also had a lot of treatment during my first pregnancy with no repercussions at all xxx
     
  8. franny_k

    franny_k Mummy to Grace and Jude

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    OT - but OMG you look amazing in your profile pic! Sorry for thread hijack...
     
  9. ginger863

    ginger863 Mummy to Logan

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    Oh thank you very much. Dont think im gonna look so good this time round though :blush:
     

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