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Old 03-11-2012, 06:37 AM   #11
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Re: dental work while pregnant?

I'd recommend getting the white fillings rather than the amalgam (silver) fillings as well. They contain a fair amount of mercury which will be released into your system.

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I'd recommend getting the white fillings rather than the amalgam (silver) fillings as well. They contain a fair amount of mercury which will be released into your system.
Yes this, and if you need any "silver" fillings removed, wait until after the pregnancy if possible. Removing them can dump a lot of mercury into your bloodstream which is definitely risky for you and the baby.
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Dental work during pregnancy including x rays should be done after 14 weeks pregnant. Then only if an active infection exists and dental pain that is not allowing the mom to eat or sleep properly. Other than that, just wait until after delivery. The anesthetic you can use is any that does not have epinephrine - I think one is called mepivicaine. But beware. It wears off faster and may not work too great in areas of severe infection and pus. Go on antibiotics first then go in for the extraction or filling to make sure you can get fully numb if infection exists. Get a simple cleaning but nothing super deep or aggressive. Wait on that for after delivery.
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