From: carlye on
On Aug 18, 11:51 am, "lu-lu" <l...(a)lululu.com> wrote:
> I understand that IV sedation wouldn't be good while pg, but is
> there any other way they could do it? I can't remember any of my training, I
> can't do any thing.
>

Lucy,

I just had a wisdom tooth removed on July 1. Wasn't pregnant yet, but
as we were *trying*, we treated the situation as if I was (as it turns
out, I probably conceived about a week later, so it was barely under
the wire). I had local anesthesia. The shots of novocaine weren't
fun, but they never are. I had a small problem with not clotting that
evening and suffered from greater-than-usual blood loss as a result,
but not to a dangerous level.

Really, it wasn't bad -- I went back to work after it was done and
stayed there until the novocaine wore off. I did not take any
narcotics for pain and never felt the need for them. I acknowledge I
was "lucky" -- my tooth was not impacted and was partially erupted, so
the procedure was simpler than yours. However, the relief I felt
after the procedure made it clear to me that it was absolutely the
right decision to do it then and not wait until we *knew* I wasn't
pregnant.

I agree that you need a new dentist. I don't understand why some
medical practioners refuse to treat pregnant women. Fear of
malpractice, I'm sure, but give me a break. Your suffering for months
is not any better for the baby than getting this extraction done.

Good luck.

-Carlye
DD 9-2004
DS 6-2006
#3 due 4-2009

From: lu-lu on

"carlye" <carlyeshea(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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On Aug 18, 11:51 am, "lu-lu" <l...(a)lululu.com> wrote:
> I understand that IV sedation wouldn't be good while pg, but is
> there any other way they could do it? I can't remember any of my training,
I
> can't do any thing.
>

Lucy,

I just had a wisdom tooth removed on July 1. Wasn't pregnant yet, but
as we were *trying*, we treated the situation as if I was (as it turns
out, I probably conceived about a week later, so it was barely under
the wire). I had local anesthesia. The shots of novocaine weren't
fun, but they never are. I had a small problem with not clotting that
evening and suffered from greater-than-usual blood loss as a result,
but not to a dangerous level.

Really, it wasn't bad -- I went back to work after it was done and
stayed there until the novocaine wore off. I did not take any
narcotics for pain and never felt the need for them. I acknowledge I
was "lucky" -- my tooth was not impacted and was partially erupted, so
the procedure was simpler than yours. However, the relief I felt
after the procedure made it clear to me that it was absolutely the
right decision to do it then and not wait until we *knew* I wasn't
pregnant.

I agree that you need a new dentist. I don't understand why some
medical practioners refuse to treat pregnant women. Fear of
malpractice, I'm sure, but give me a break. Your suffering for months
is not any better for the baby than getting this extraction done.

Good luck.

-Carlye
DD 9-2004
DS 6-2006
#3 due 4-2009


Hi all

Thanks for your comments/advice. I'm going to get a second opinion asap. The
pain etc is now so bad that I can't even swallow, as it's pulling on my
tonue, throat and glands. Thankfully, I'm off work for the next two nights
now.

I don't see why she said she couldn't refer me. People seem to think that
xrays are mad things that bouce around the room, but they're not, they're
highly directed beams, making dental xrays safe. The local anaesthetic is
safe, and whil I had the IV sedation last time to relax me, I'd be more
relaxed in the knowledge that this pain was going to end now, and not in
another 4 months.,,,

25 weeks today! woo!

Lucy xx


From: Anne Rogers on

> I don't see why she said she couldn't refer me. People seem to think that
> xrays are mad things that bouce around the room, but they're not, they're
> highly directed beams, making dental xrays safe. The local anaesthetic is
> safe, and whil I had the IV sedation last time to relax me, I'd be more
> relaxed in the knowledge that this pain was going to end now, and not in
> another 4 months.,,,

any more news Lucy? I had impacted wisdom teeth removed in early
pregnancy, but it all happened a bit backwards, I went to the hospital
to have it done and they asked me when my last period was and I realised
it was 7 weeks ago, so I had to do a pregnancy test, which was positive,
so I was right there in the hospital and able to talk to the
anesthetist and surgeon and we decided to go ahead. What swung it was
that I really was so early in pregnancy that the whole pregnancy plus
probably not doing the surgery until breastfeeding was well established
would have put it around a year before we could do it and 8 months of
pregnancy with painkillers and antibiotics on and off was potentially
more risky than a general anaesthetic - the doctor and anaesthetist
said local only was almost impossible, particularly for impacted wisdom
teeth in the lower jaw, they just wouldn't be able to get good enough
access to do the job, so a general was better than sedation - the
sedation isn't just a mental relaxer, it relaxes the jaw as well which
means the surgeon can get it to do his work - though an upper might be
more possible than a lower.

Being cynical, I wonder if even if you did get referred now if you would
have both an appointment and surgery scheduled before you give birth!

When you eventually do get in, I'd suggest having all remaining wisdom
teeth removed. When I had the impacted one done, I was already waiting
to have the top two that were partially erupted removed and the doctor
said he could do those at the same time (I'd had the appointment to do
them cancelled at least 3 times, I think they had staffing problems) and
also take the other one that wasn't visible because the x-rays showed
the angle of it as almost certainly being a problem in future.

Cheers
Anne
From: lu-lu on

"Anne Rogers" <user(a)example.net> wrote in message
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>
> > I don't see why she said she couldn't refer me. People seem to think
that
> > xrays are mad things that bouce around the room, but they're not,
they're
> > highly directed beams, making dental xrays safe. The local anaesthetic
is
> > safe, and whil I had the IV sedation last time to relax me, I'd be more
> > relaxed in the knowledge that this pain was going to end now, and not
in
> > another 4 months.,,,
>
> any more news Lucy? I had impacted wisdom teeth removed in early
> pregnancy, but it all happened a bit backwards, I went to the hospital
> to have it done and they asked me when my last period was and I realised
> it was 7 weeks ago, so I had to do a pregnancy test, which was positive,
> so I was right there in the hospital and able to talk to the
> anesthetist and surgeon and we decided to go ahead. What swung it was
> that I really was so early in pregnancy that the whole pregnancy plus
> probably not doing the surgery until breastfeeding was well established
> would have put it around a year before we could do it and 8 months of
> pregnancy with painkillers and antibiotics on and off was potentially
> more risky than a general anaesthetic - the doctor and anaesthetist
> said local only was almost impossible, particularly for impacted wisdom
> teeth in the lower jaw, they just wouldn't be able to get good enough
> access to do the job, so a general was better than sedation - the
> sedation isn't just a mental relaxer, it relaxes the jaw as well which
> means the surgeon can get it to do his work - though an upper might be
> more possible than a lower.
>
> Being cynical, I wonder if even if you did get referred now if you would
> have both an appointment and surgery scheduled before you give birth!
>
> When you eventually do get in, I'd suggest having all remaining wisdom
> teeth removed. When I had the impacted one done, I was already waiting
> to have the top two that were partially erupted removed and the doctor
> said he could do those at the same time (I'd had the appointment to do
> them cancelled at least 3 times, I think they had staffing problems) and
> also take the other one that wasn't visible because the x-rays showed
> the angle of it as almost certainly being a problem in future.
>
> Cheers
> Anne

Hi Anne

Good to see you back! How are you?

My tooth's still playing me up, but it's a lot better than it was, I can at
least eat. It's worse some days than others. As from Wednesday, I'll just
have 3 months to go, I'm just hoping I can get through it without too many
severe flare ups.

I hoped to have them all done last time, but they only took one out. That
said, IIRC, I think at about �150+ per tooth, cost was becoming a factor
lol.

Lucy x


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