Dentist work?

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Dentist work?

When i was pregnant with Caleb i got my wisdom teeth pulled. Though i did not know i was pregnant at the time. I went to the dentist today and they couldnt do x rays till 2nd trimester. So when does that really begin? They also want to do a filling where they Chipped my tooth bone from pulling the wisdom teeth. Is that safe? I hate the dentist every time i go in there its something new!!!

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I had my wisdom teeth pulled when I was around 30 weeks pregnant with Zayne. I think 2nd trimester starts at 13 weeks but some places won't do anything until you're more like 15 weeks. As long as they are just giving you novicane shots and not general anesthesia you should be fine.
(I don't know that I would do the x-rays though just to be safe)

BTW...I too hate the dentist, it's like the mechanic...they always find a ton of new things wrong that you can't afford to fix

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My OB told me Novocain was fine. If I had to be put under to wait, but just the shot in the gums I could do any time. All doctors are different, so just put in a call to your nurse and ask to be sure!

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I actually have an appt at the dentist beginning of October (IF they don't change my appt AGAIN). But, they wanted a note from my OB stating how far along I am and permission I'm guessing if it was okay.

Back in March I got my wisdom teeth out and I didn't know the "pregnancy rules and the dentist" ha. That week my husband and I wanted to begin trying for a baby before his short deployment. They went ahead and did X-rays but covered me real good with stuff. I turned out not to be pregnant that week any way (I got my period a week later, then got pregnant and m/c).

Anyway, I have read that dentists don't like to do any kind of work unless you're in your 2nd trimester (I looked it up because I have a tooth that bothers me sometimes). I also read though that they don't like don't real big things in the 3rd trimester in fear of inducing labor (I guess putting you under? I don't really remember).

I would talk it over with my OB and get their opinion and then talk to your dentist about any concerns you have.

I don't mind the dentist too much unless they have to fill a cavity because once when that happened it wasn't numb so I screamed and then they jabbed it with that pointy thing to ask if that hurt! Uh yeah it hurt! Or when I had the hygienist who would scratch my gums til they bled and jab the floss between my teeth and go "Oh, you're bleeding" ha ha.

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I would probably skip the xrays if you can, but dental work in general is encouraged during pregnancy. I think Novocain is fine, but I never get it, so I am not sure. (Yeah, I'm a weirdo who goes without it for my fillings...)

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I have a dental appointment today at 2:15pm PST. My ob said as long as I have the tyroid shield and the apron that the radiation from oral xrays only a fraction of what we get from the sun each day....I wouldn't worry if you have to get xrays as long as you have the apron.

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"daria" wrote:

. (Yeah, I'm a weirdo who goes without it for my fillings...)

How the heck can you do that? They always have to give me extra because it doesn't work the first time.

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"Dixiemom1st" wrote:

How the heck can you do that? They always have to give me extra because it doesn't work the first time.

I just don't think it hurts that much I guess. I would rather deal with a few minutes of pain from the drill than shots to the gum and drool for hours afterward. Smile