From: Anne Rogers on
babyg52007(a)yahoo.com wrote:
> did you ever get cavity work done when breastfeeding?
>
> were you concerned about the anasthetic getting into the breast milk?
> thx
>
local or general?

as others have said lidnocaine is fine, it barely gets into the blood
stream beyond the numbed site and what does is fine anyway

general isn't as straight forward, but still doable

the trickier thing is juggling the time and the feeding and what not and
depending on how you feel afterwards, I've not had minor dental work,
so I can't speak from experience and I don't think most things are as
bad as removing a deeply impacted wisdom tooth, which I had done whilst
breastfeeding and pregnant!

Anne
From: Engram on
babyg52007(a)yahoo.com wrote:
> did you ever get cavity work done when breastfeeding?
>
> were you concerned about the anasthetic getting into the breast milk?
> thx

I had two wisdom teeth out while breastfeeding. I haven't had any fillings
in quite a while, though.... No holes in several years :) As others have
said, lidocaine is fine and the local is pretty much all I had for the
wisdom teeth plus some paracetemol, which is OK, too. I refused the Voltaren
because I know (or at least am pretty sure) that it's not compatible with
bf.

Engram


From: Anne Rogers on
> I refused the Voltaren
> because I know (or at least am pretty sure) that it's not compatible with
> bf.

actually it's not incompatible at all, according to Dr Hale, none of the
NSAIDS enter the milk in clinical ranges, he recommends it and others
before using any opiates.

Cheers
Anne
From: Engram on
Anne Rogers wrote:
>> I refused the Voltaren
>> because I know (or at least am pretty sure) that it's not compatible
>> with bf.
>
> actually it's not incompatible at all, according to Dr Hale, none of
> the NSAIDS enter the milk in clinical ranges, he recommends it and
> others before using any opiates.
>
Thanks Anne. I vaguely remembered reading somewhere that I shouldn't use it
while breastfeeding so I refused it. Maybe it wasn't recommended during
pregnancy? I can't remember... Doesn't matter now and I coped with the pain
quite well with just the help of paracetemol anyway. Good to know for the
future, though, because I have a couple of prolapsed disks and if my back
goes crazy I now know that I can use Voltaren rather than gritting my teeth
and trying to cope on paracetemol and heat packs alone.

Engram


From: Anne Rogers on

> Thanks Anne. I vaguely remembered reading somewhere that I shouldn't use it
> while breastfeeding so I refused it. Maybe it wasn't recommended during
> pregnancy? I can't remember... Doesn't matter now and I coped with the pain
> quite well with just the help of paracetemol anyway. Good to know for the
> future, though, because I have a couple of prolapsed disks and if my back
> goes crazy I now know that I can use Voltaren rather than gritting my teeth
> and trying to cope on paracetemol and heat packs alone.

Not quite, NSAIDS are mostly considered ok in 1st and 2nd trimesters,
but considered dangerous in the 3rd trimester, causing damage to the
foetal kidney function and then other problems as a result of that. Off
the top of my head, it's the only type of drug I can think of that some
varieties don't require prescription, yet has a clear risk of harm in
pregnancy.

Cheers
Anne