Last December, I had a crown fall off on one of my back left molars. Immediately, it started hurting like crazy. I went to the dentist and she informed me that the dentist who had put the cap on had not gotten all of the decay out and that it had basically eaten through the backside of my tooth, making a huge hole in my tooth and basically told me it wasnt salvageable, even with a root canal.
I was 8 months pregnant. We decided to wait to remove it until after Charlie was born. So, she gave me a round of antibiotics and the pain stopped. So, after Charlie was born I went to the oral surgeon and he told me that I would have to be given (some medication ...cant remember the name) and that I wouldnt be able to breastfeed for 48 hours. I called the hotline about whether or not the drug actually passed through breastmilk, and yes, it does.
SO, I opted to wait until he was about 3 months to get the tooth removed. Well, as most of you know, he passed away in early April before he was three months. Chaos and madness ensued, my tooth was the last thing on my mind. DH and I made a super hasty desicion to TTC, and here I am with a tooth that is rotting out of my head and needs to be removed. I've seen a different dentist (mainly because I just dont want to have to go through all the reasons why I didnt go to the surgeon and get it removed to my old dentist.) The new dentist says that it needs to be removed, asap. He said my options were either to remove it, or take antibiotics multiple times during pregnancy (basically any time it gets infected.)
Also, because I waited so long to have it removed, the tooth behind it has a cavity now. They will fill it with the white filling, but its just one more thing.
I am freaking out. First of all, I have to say that I put this off because I was super scared of having the tooth removed. Second of all, now Im terrified that Ive already done some horrible damage to my babies because of having a bad tooth in the first place and Im kicking myself for putting my wants and needs above those of the babies by TTCing without getting this seen about. WTF was I thinking?
Anyway, I need some advice, or reassurance, or something.