From: lu-lu on
Hi all

Google's giving me a 50/50 result on this question, and I never came across
the prob when I was doing my dental nurse training. I was wondering if any
of you have ever had a wisdom tooth removed during pregnancy?

I'm almost 25 weeks gone. My upper right wisdom tooth is impacted. I can't
open my jaw, my face is swollen, and I'm living on co-codamols (8/500, so
just a low dose) as I can barely think for the pain. I've hardly eaten since
Friday. I got a dentist appt for today, and she said there was nothing she
could do as I'm pregnant. She gave me amoxicillin to help reduce the
inflammation, and told me to come back after the baby's born for an
extraction referral.

I had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removed about 6 years ago, under IV
sedation. 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.

Thanks

Lucy x


From: MarieD on
"lu-lu" <lu(a)lululu.com> wrote in message
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> I had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removed about 6 years ago, under IV
> sedation. 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.

You may have to just weigh the risks on this one.
I have had "oral surgery" where I had my gum cut to remove a tooth, and I
was not asleep. They numbed my gum. It was not painful to go through.
My SIL was put to sleep during her pregnancy, and there were no
complications from that.
Good luck, I have alot of dental problems and I just hate my teeth.
Marie

From: lu-lu on

"MarieD" <abc(a)123.com> wrote in message
news:rOiqk.30565$KZ.11831(a)newsfe03.iad...
> "lu-lu" <lu(a)lululu.com> wrote in message
> news:7o2dnV3fMcDqNTTVRVnyjAA(a)bt.com...
> > I had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removed about 6 years ago, under IV
> > sedation. 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.
>
> You may have to just weigh the risks on this one.
> I have had "oral surgery" where I had my gum cut to remove a tooth, and I
> was not asleep. They numbed my gum. It was not painful to go through.
> My SIL was put to sleep during her pregnancy, and there were no
> complications from that.
> Good luck, I have alot of dental problems and I just hate my teeth.
> Marie
>
Thanks Marie... I've been looking into it more, and I don't understand her
decision. Dental xrays and local anaesthetic are safe in pregnancy, and the
BBC website says Cardiff Dental School are recommending people have local
over GA....

Lucy x


From: sharalyns on
On Aug 18, 9:51 am, "lu-lu" <l...(a)lululu.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Google's giving me a 50/50 result on this question, and I never came across
> the prob when I was doing my dental nurse training. I was wondering if any
> of you have ever had a wisdom tooth removed during pregnancy?
>
> I'm almost 25 weeks gone. My upper right wisdom tooth is impacted. I can't
> open my jaw, my face is swollen, and I'm living on co-codamols (8/500, so
> just a low dose) as I can barely think for the pain. I've hardly eaten since
> Friday. I got a dentist appt for today, and she said there was nothing she
> could do as I'm pregnant. She gave me amoxicillin to help reduce the
> inflammation, and told me to come back after the baby's born for an
> extraction referral.
>
> I had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removed about 6 years ago, under IV
> sedation. 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.
>
> Thanks
>
> Lucy x


Well, as someone who had IV sedation (very light--almost conscious
sedation) while 9 weeks pg, it's not the end of the world. Not the
greatest thing, but if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. I
think that at some point the risk of infection spreading to your blood
stream during the pg along with the risks of long term (15 more
weeks?!) narcotics use with the inability to eat might be higher than
the risk of light sedation for a short duration. That would have to be
a decision between you and your oral surgeon though.

Is there any way she can give you the referral so you can actually
talk to the oral surgeon (who I'm sure runs across this often....).

Hope you can get this resolved one way or another.

Sharalyn
mom to Alexander James
From: Pologirl on
You need a new dentist, hon! That is beyond obscene, telling you to
come back in a few months. Cosmetic dentistry can wait until after
the pregnancy, but your tooth is not cosmetic problem and it needs
attention now.

FWIW, I had my wisdom teeth out under local analgesia only. It was
not fun but far easier than birthing a baby.

Pologirl
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