Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
Amanda+2
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 515
dental work while pregnant?

Can you have the numbing injections? I need a filling re-done and there's no way I can get it done without.

Advertisement

Amanda+2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
EmmaGM's Avatar
EmmaGM
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 7,876
My Mood:
Re: dental work while pregnant?

You can have certain local anesthetics still, but you have to inform them that you're pregnant so they know which ones to use (some have epinephrine in them, which you can't have).
__________________
Emma H&T Mama to Faolan 6/7/12 & Malachy 1/29/14
Bindi Burrito coming 2/9/16
EmmaGM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
Amanda+2
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 515
Re: dental work while pregnant?

thanks
Amanda+2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
gigismomma's Avatar
gigismomma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,673
Re: dental work while pregnant?

You can definitely have dental work done. Just be sure your dentist knows you're pregnant and they can select safe anesthetic. Another option is to have your OB/midwife write down what medications are acceptable to use. It is far better for you and the baby to take care of your teeth in the most comfortable way possible (if you are stressed and in pain, the baby is, too......therefore the anesthetic will be better for you both)
gigismomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
crunchymom2b's Avatar
crunchymom2b
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 5,412
My Mood:
Re: dental work while pregnant?

Yup! I need a tooth pulled, they weregonna do it with the shots but freaked when they said over 15 minutes and drilling was involved, so they said I could be put to sleep. My midwife agreed. Better to get it out than risk infection.
__________________


Alycia + Tom = 2 Labor Day babies! Tommy (9/09) + Vinny (9/12)
Under construction: unexpectedly expecting in 2015!
crunchymom2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
Proverbs169's Avatar
Proverbs169
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New England. Where else?
Posts: 6,655
My Mood:
I had two cavities taken care of early in my pregnancy and

sent from my iPod, which takes full responsibility for spelling errors
__________________
Jessica.
Blessed & joyful child of Christ, wife to B & seriously awesome mama to A, S, K, T & M, born 3/29/12
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." -Mark Twain
Proverbs169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
Proverbs169's Avatar
Proverbs169
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New England. Where else?
Posts: 6,655
My Mood:
Whoops, sent too soon lol... And not taking care of dental issues during pregnancy can cause pre- term labor i believe. It's much better to get them taken care of. Like the others said, some meds are safe. Hope you can get it dealt with soon

sent from my iPod, which takes full responsibility for spelling errors
__________________
Jessica.
Blessed & joyful child of Christ, wife to B & seriously awesome mama to A, S, K, T & M, born 3/29/12
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." -Mark Twain
Proverbs169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #8
JennTheMomma's Avatar
JennTheMomma
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7,820
My Mood:
Re: dental work while pregnant?

Yup, just remind them that you're expecting I had dental work done with both my pregnancies.
JennTheMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
MIpiccolo44's Avatar
MIpiccolo44
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 669
Re: dental work while pregnant?

My dentist actually requires a medical release from my ob. And that was just for a simple cleaning!
MIpiccolo44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #10
mrspnut82's Avatar
mrspnut82
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 7,572
Re: dental work while pregnant?

Yes. Mine wouldn't do x-rays and wanted me to check with my mw first but definitely get fillings done asap.
__________________
Wife and Mama to Julia 4/06 Ariana 7/07
"Handsome" Isaiah 2/09 Caleb 1/12
I've gotten ton$ of FREE Amazon.com Gift Card$! $wag with me. Zulily MrRebates
mrspnut82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.