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I have a question about the dentist, if anyone has any insight.<br><br>
I have to have some dental work on Thurs, May 24th done that would require a local anesthetic, just a shot of painkiller into my gums while they do some drilling and other work.<br><br>
My period/cycle started on Friday, May 11th, and my cycle is usually 27 days long. My husband and I had a night alone last night, and...well...needless to say, there is a chance that if I ovluate as I normally do, near or on the 24th, that conception would be possible<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> . I know that the baby would be only, at the most, a ball of cells for a while. But I haven't been able to talk to the dentist about this yet, and wondered if any of you could help me with info on the risk to a fertilized egg if a localized oral painkiller is given. Do I need to cancel with the dentist?<br><br>
Thanks for any info or advice!!
 

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You wouldn't be sharing a blood supply with your ball of cells at that point. And, since the local goes right into the nerve, and not into the blood supply, I would imagine that you're okay. Heck, my midwife gave me a shot of narcotics during early labor so I could go rest until active labor came, so I would imagine a little novacaine wouldn't hurt anything during your 2WW.<br><br>
Still, you should tell your dentist if you suspect you have conceived, because s/he will probably want to avoid doing x-rays for liability issues.
 

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Should be fine. I had a root canal when 20 weeks pg with DD. The dentist said local is fine. They even did x-rays, but covered me from head to toe with those shields. I would have waited until after delivery, but the pain I was in was horrible. If it is necessary dental work, then get it done. Bad teeth and pregnancy are NOT a fun combination!<br><br>
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Judi and Liz, Thanks so much for the info/advice. I feel a lot better about it now. It's funny how, even if logic tells you something, it is just helpful to hear it from other moms. Thanks!!!<br>
Emily<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Emily, I agree with the others: A shot of novocaine is safe, especially that early on. I actually had to do a bit of research about this because I had dental work done approximately two days after ovulation, and I had, in fact, conceived.<br><br>
As far as I know now at 8w1d, everything is fine.<br><br>
Good luck to you!<br>
K
 
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