please tell me getting a filling is safe :'(

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Maidenet, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Maidenet

    Maidenet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just been to the dentist, said I didn't want the filling till after baby is born due to my own paranoia and i felt ill..... He stuck a mirror in my mouth, and slyly with his other hand injected my gum ready too do the filling! That was the bit that worried me so I just went a head with the rest.

    Are numbing dentist injections safe?

    :(
     
  2. nikki79

    nikki79 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does your dentist know you are pregnant? If so i'm sure he wouldn't have given you anything that wasn't safe.

    From what i've read online the injection is fine they don't recommend you have the gas though.

    Nik
     
  3. I'm honestly not sure but I would imagine it's ok. All I know is that it's not safe to have mercury fillings (the grey coloured ones) while pregnant. Not sure why but you're meant to get either White fillings or a temporary filling done until after you've had baby.

    X
     
  4. efairie

    efairie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    0
    I need 3 fillings my dentist said as i wasnt in pain hes going to wait untill after the birth however if i had been in pain he would do them while i was pregnant
     
  5. xloulabellex

    xloulabellex Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5,240
    Likes Received:
    0

    Wow, remind me never to go to HIM .. he clearly doesn't respect your wishes.

    But i'm sure it's safe hun, if he knew you were pregnant then he wouldn't put you both at risk, cos you could sue him

    xxx
     
  6. kirbyland1986

    kirbyland1986 expecting number 2

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Messages:
    873
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sure it's find, the dentist wouldn't have done it if he knew you were pregnant and it wasn't safe maybe it needed to be done - even though he should have talked it though with you
     
  7. Mindy_mini

    Mindy_mini Mum2b of 2 under 2

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did he know your are pregnant? Did he even ask your permission to do the filling. If he didn't it's assault
     
  8. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    I think local anesthetic should be perfectly safe. The only thing my dentist didn't want to do was x-ray my teeth. If your dentist could tell you needed a filling without any x-ray then it will have been quite bad - HOWEVER I think it is utterly unacceptable to inject you when you have already expressed a refusal to be treated. You are vulnerable sat in that dentist chair and he took advantage. He probably though you were being "silly" but that is no excuse, he should have tried to persuade you by explaining benefits (an infection in your gum could have been much more serious to your and baby's health) etc. I'd complain, but that is me...
     
  9. capegirl7

    capegirl7 Mom & Pregnant w/ # 2 :)

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    I needed a filling too. I asked my OB and she said it's fine and I should def. get it done because pregnant woman are susceptible to oral issues. When I went to my dentist he said they put in the numbing injection but it was a little different than the normal ones they do? But to be honest my OB was not worried at all and even said she doesn't know why woman are so worried about getting oral procedures because they are so important to keep up with. So NO WORRIES!
     
  10. bumpin2012

    bumpin2012 Finally complete

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,853
    Likes Received:
    0
    getting a filling is fine. Leaving the cavity is actually quite dangerous as it can (and often does lead) to an infection in the blood that will infect one of the valves in your heart. This infection often requires surgery to replace the valve.

    Im a Cardiovascular surgery ICU nurse and see this happen a lot. Its a big surgery, and the recovery time is weeks. The freezing for the filling remains in the gum tissue and nerve and will not harm the baby.
     
  11. Maidenet

    Maidenet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    He knew I was pregnant, but made no effort to reasure me... my heart was racing like mad.
    Not sure what colour the filling is either if I'm honest.... It's like a grey / white coloured filling actually! Just checked.
    Hah should be ok x x
     
  12. Noirin

    Noirin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,423
    Likes Received:
    0
    dental treatment is safe, as long as it was anew filling being put in, i was meant to get 3 old fillings replaced but apparently the mercury passed through the placenta so have to wait until after baby is born......which im quite happy to do lol x
     
  13. Maidenet

    Maidenet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks ladies xxx
     
  14. rubberducky88

    rubberducky88 Mum to 2 little monsters!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    0
    I work as a receptionist at a dentists and everything is safe in pregnancy apart from x-rays :) xx
     
  15. wavescrash

    wavescrash Mom to 3 girls.

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    5,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fillings and the novocaine (or whatever shot used) is ok. I had 4 so far while pregnant and both OB and dentist knew about the other (OB knew about fillings, dentist knew I was pregnant.) He then referred me to a dental surgeon and I never made the appointment. I definitely can't go ahead with oral surgery haha.
     
  16. disney doll

    disney doll Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a filling the other week...a white one it was fine xx
     
  17. Mari30me

    Mari30me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    0
    Getting a filling is perfectly safe. I had to get on with my last pregnancy. I also had to have a root canal with my previous pregnancy as well! GL
     
  18. Sew_Sweet

    Sew_Sweet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had 3 fillings done all at once right at the start of 2nd tri. The injected anesthetic is local only - it won't affect baby at all. The only contraindication is gas so you can't have that. Getting an infected tooth would be worse for you and baby than getting these taken care of. Pregnancy is very hard on teeth so take care of them! Get the white/tooth colored fillings if possible.
     
  19. Chelsea.ann1

    Chelsea.ann1 Guest

    yup i got a root canal at like 32 34 weeks ish, novicanes fine.
     
  20. ems

    ems Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im a dental nurse. Having injections are fine but you MUST tell the Dentist your pregnant.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice