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can i see a dentist? i have TONS of fillings to do and i was going to do them before our coverage runs out, but then i got pregnant. i just assumed that i can't get it done cuz of the freezing and stuff. but now it's beginning to hurt and i really don't think i should wait.<br><br>
can i go to the dentist? i'm 15 weeks prego.
 

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I would call and discuss what needs to be done and see what can and can't be done while pregnant. But be aware I had a dentist tell me it was fine to do x-rays and insist I go on antibiotics before they would clean my teeth while pregnant because I had had scarlet fever when I was 12. I was 38 at the time. I walked out of the office. When I went to my regular dentist which I should have done in the first place he said there was no way he would do x-rays and cleaned my teeth as always without need of antibiotics. I think the other guy was totally ripping off the insurance company by doing unnecessary procedures. I felt really bad for all the people he has treated like that. Yikes!
 

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I am 27 weeks and have had three root canals done since I was 12 weeks.I have to have an extraction next week.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
My doc was unfazed as long as I didn't take painkillers fro longer than 3 days.And they just give you less novacaine.I still didn't feel any of the work until right at the end but the bad stuff was out of the way.<br>
I don't worry too much as I was in the hospital and on painkillers AND ambien for six weeks prior to my last babe being born and he is just fine,better in fact,he is two and a half and so on the ball that I can barely keep up!!<br><br>
If you have a really cautious doc then he might say no but then I would just get a second opinion.<br>
My dentist always calls my ob before doing any work<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
They also triple bibbed me before xrays.<br><br>
feel better,you can't go through pregancy in pain,that is no fun and being pregnant should be one of the fun tmes that you look back on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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i feel u hun i am haveing a tooth pulled Monday i cant stand the pain anymore but i wont be taking the painkillers and i NEVER take them even when not pg good luck hun i had an xray done but it was a tiny only one tooth one and i have 3 blankets on so =-)
 

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Yes, we can and should see dentists while pregnant. Yes, they can use anesthetics. They just need to use a different one - not less of one. Lidocaine and novacaine have epinephrine and that's not good for us right now. (dental pros, please correct me on that if that's not the right ingredient that's the problem.) My dentist uses corbocaine on pregnant women and it's safe to use a lot of. I know, the have to use A LOT when they try to numb me up. Dentists are not comfortable using anesthetic in the first trimester, but I'm not sure of the reason why.<br><br>
pregnancy gingivitis is fairly common in pregnant women and it's very important that we still get our regular cleanings and take care of any urgent problems that need to be taken care of.
 

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My last pregnancy, I had a crown in the second trimester (I broke an old filling.). Like the PPs said, they used different pain-killers and double-bibbed during the X-ray.<br><br>
This pregnancy, I have an old root canal that is starting to bother me. My midwife said that 16-24 weeks is the perfect time for dental work.<br><br>
I have read that untreated dental infections can cause pre-term labor, but I can't remember where, so take it with a grain of salt.<br><br>
I hope your teeth feel better soon!
 

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I had a filling replaced during this PG at 18 weeks. The dentist and my midwife suggested having dental work done in the middle of the second trimester.<br><br>
I didn't have xrays done during this PG, but I did have them done at around 24 weeks during my last PG because I was having so much tooth pain. They layered 2 lead blankets on me. (They couldn't find anything wrong.)<br><br>
My teeth and gums tend to really bother me when I'm PG, which worried me with my first PG. This time I knew what to expect, and I'm going to my regularly scheduled dental appts throughout the PG.<br><br>
Kristin
 

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I did at around 28 weeks-they wouldn't do it without a release from my OB. I just got the ones that were hurting done, if that helps.
 
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