Has anyone had a wisdom tooth removed while BF? I have 2 that have partially came in and hurt soooo bad! I need them pulled, however ds will not take a bottle so I can't just pump. I was wondering if you can bf and still have dental work done?
Check with your ped and/or local LLL leader. My LLL leader told me that it was okay to nurse after "going under" for a surgery. The old thought was that you would have to pump and dump but this isn't the case anymore. I was checking because I may have surgery for a hernia and I was worried since my DD doesn't take a bottle either. Best of luck.
With concious sedation (IV kind is what I had), the effects only last as long as you are under. By the time you're home and they're worn off, you're okay. This is according to my dentist and that website.
What I was really concerned about was the pain medication afterwards, but my dentist/oral surgeon was told ahead of time about my BFing and prescribed accordingly.
Good luck and be sure to have someone around afterwards to bring your baby to you and help with aftercare!