Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Went to the dentist for a cleaning today, turns out I have an infected, cracked tooth that has caused an abscess in my gums. The abscess drains occasionally. I first noticed it about two weeks ago. The tooth needs to be extracted ASAP, before the baby is born. The infection is localized, thank goodness, and he doesn't think I need antibiotics.
Dentist will use Lidocaine (local anesthetic, the freezing they use for fillings).
Has anyone had teeth extracted during pregnancy? What can I expect? Is Lidocaine safe? What about for pain relief afterwards (I didn't take anything after my wisdom teeth were pulled a few years ago, so I probably won't need anything, but just in case, I'd like to be prepared)?
A + J = Miriam (November 2006) and Raymond (June 2010)