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Old 08-19-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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dental work and bfing

Once my DD2 is born I have to go back to the dentist to get some major work/surgeries done. I'm talking removing 6 teeth (all root canals that went bad ) finishing up other root canals, just a big mess in there. Will it be ok to still bf? I don't take pain pills at all so I don't have to worry about that part but I'm concerned if the amount of novacaine I'll be getting will effect my bm and the baby, especially since they usually give me quite some hefty doses in there too for the work they have to do.

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Old 08-19-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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i would talk to your dentist. i have never heard of any dental work being a problem, but mention it jsut to be on the safe side.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:02 PM   #3
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Re: dental work and bfing

You could also put a call in to your Ped or Ped nurse and see what they have to say. I'd personally get at least 2 opinions, but I'm a bit paranoid...
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I've had extensive dental work done under novocaine and gas. Neither affected my milk or my DD. Novocaine is a local anaesthetic. If you had to have a perineal repair done post-delivery, they used a local anaesthetic unless you were under a regional anaesthetic. Gas leaves the system as soon as you breathe without the cannula on your nose.
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Re: dental work and bfing

i'm sure it is fine mama, though i would ask a professional as well. i'm pregnant and nursing and in the month of august/september, i've had a root canal and will get a total of eight fillings. they did/will use a different numbing agent though, it wears off much more quickly than novacaine.
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Re: dental work and bfing

I had to have some dental surgery a few months ago and I was concerned about the meds. I called a lactation nurse at a local hospital and spoke to them about what was safe and they pretty much told me I would be okay.
I would call a lactation nurse and talk to your dentist, too. They should be able to tell you the risks and alternatives!

Good luck with the dental work- I had to have apical surgery to correct a failed root canal from 10 years ago, so I definately feel your pain!
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Re: dental work and bfing

what ever you chose too do all i say is be sure too get advice from a pro who is pro-bring!! my dentists told me it was not safe too bf with gas and novacane. so i listened and pumped and dumped for three days. i would have went longer like she said but i found out it was safe and gave her a peice of my mind. she assured me she knew about breastfeeding, wrong i had five teath pulled and one cut out from my jaw bone, i didn't think it went too bad on just gas and a local. i also healed alot faster than my dh did when he only had four teath pulled while knocked out.
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I had a cavity filled when DD was a few months old. The dentist asked me to pump-n-dump for 24 hours just to be safe, but he said I didn't have to. I also work full time, so I know that she takes a bottle fine and all that. I really didn't have to prepare much, YKWIM....Hope the dental work goes okay!!
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:10 PM   #9
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Thanks mamas The surgery probably won't be until around December anyway so I'll definitely ask my dentist, OB and may as well ask the lactation consultant at the hospital too right? Can never have too many opinions on that area Thanks mamas!
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