SmileMomma -- bad wisdom tooth and breastfeedingSmileMomma,
hope you can offer a little advice. i've been bad. i haven't been to the dentist in years. had one in my hometown i went to pretty regularly and still went back to visit for years, but never got a regular one here where i live now and just kinda stopped going, but that's another story. anyway, to ramble on a little bit more my dh due to some sinus trouble he can't shake decided to go to the dentist after he hadn't been in years and years and now i know i've just got to go. (incidentally, he's gotta have two crowns.) i'm pretty sure they'll wanna do something to this bad wisdom tooth i've got. my guess is pull it, but i guess i'll have to go to find out.
my real question is, i'm breastfeeding my 11mo dd, what should i be wary of as far as meds? i dread hearing i should just wean her, although i'm hopeful that i won't. the practice seems to be mainly women according to dh, so maybe they'll understand, but i feel like i should go in armed with some knowledge about what's okay and what's not. any advice you can give on that score?
i'll tell you a little bit about the tooth in case you're interested. it's the bottom left wisdom tooth and it only ever came partially in. the crown is about level with the gum line and it's not inline with the rest of my teeth, so basically it just sits there and collects food particles and debris. they'll probably have to do some digging to get rid of it or fix it either one, but i imagine they'll just try to get rid of it since it's not serving any useful purpose anyway. i looked at it last night with a flashlight and it just looks pretty cruddy. i tried to fool myself into thinking it was stained for quite sometime, but it's just decrepit. i've been bad, bad, bad. since my dh told me about his crowns i've become conscious of this dull ache i have over there which i guess i was ignoring before, but i really don't think it's sympathy pain much as i'd like to.
anyway, that's my situation. any advice you can give would be muchly appreciated. i know you're crazy busy with your wee ones and practice. you do a great service here and i've pointed a number of folks this way so they can soak up some of your wisdom and kind words.
p.s. have any thoughts on sinus trouble and bad upper molars? (seems like an infection, but dh took a course of sulfa drugs and that seemed to have no effect.)