Dental Work While Pregnant

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abigail - February 28

i have 1 cavity and all 4 wisdom teeth must come out!!! i am in my first trimester and im afraid this cant wait...does anyone know if they will do this procedure while your pregnant???


P - February 28

I waited about ten years before getting my wisdom teeth pulled so it may not be urgent for them. The filling, however, is not a good idea. They use mercury and other stuff to fill cavities and mercury is incredibly harmful to developing foetuses. As far as I know, most dentists won't do that type of work on pregnant patients. Does your dentist know about your condition? Do some web research before you make any decisions.


abigail - February 28

my wisdom teeth are my main concern, they are crowding my whole mouth and they are breaking off in in so much pain!!! i will do research before even consulting the dentist...thanks for your help...


N - June 2

You know, for you and anyone in the situation, if you have dental work that really needs to be done it's probably a lot more harmfull to the baby if you put it off than if you have it done.. elective things can be put off but teeth breaking up in your mouth, infections etc. are far more dangerous to a baby than have dental work done. When in doubt ask your OB doctor. Good luck!


JenniferB - June 2

I had a tooth pulled not realizing that I was pregnant and everything was fine. From what I have read, doctors suggest waiting to have fillings done until after the baby is born. If your teeth are falling out in pieces and are impacted it is almost inevitable that they will become infected if they aren't all ready. Untreated infections in your mouth can be very dangerous whether or not you are pregnant because they can enter your blood stream quickly. Talk to your doctor. Being in pain your entire pregnancy couldn't be good for you either. Good luck, I hope you feel better. Toothaches suck.


Jenn - June 10

I have worked for a dentist that as done cavities on pregnant women. There are white fillings available that contain no mercury and are just as strong.Look better too. They have an anesthetic that is for pregnant women. The only down side is that you CANNOT have the laughing gas. As far as your wisdom teeth, you should check with the dentist and your doctor because they are more difficult to pull than your other teeth, you also should not have any x-rays taken.


s - June 10

don't think they will take your wisdom teeth out espescially in the 1st trimester. Best you wait. Mine hurt sometimes but it goes away. Cavities should be fine to get done.


Jenn - June 10

addy to my last response....if you are in a lot of pain and your wisdom teeth are breaking, go see your dentist because it is possible to have them extracted and i can be very dangerous if there is infection. good luck


Lynn - June 10

You should go see the dentist about your wisdom teeth. They can pull them while you are pregnant, you just can't be knocked out for it. My brother had his pulled without being knocked out - its not that bad & a hell of a lot better than dealing with their pain for the next 9 months!


TX Girrrl - June 10

I had some emergency dental work done during the second trimester of my second pregnancy. A local anesthetic was used. I would make sure your dentist and your OBGyn agree on the necessity, the scheduling, and the drugs used for your procedure.


Katharine - June 10

When I went in for my first dr appt, my OB gave me a paper outlining all the "rules" for the dentist. I was told to take it with me if I needed any dental work. Maybe your OB can give you a similar sheet?


Tamy - July 13

I am 7 months pregnant. I went to the dentist hoping to get my broken tooth (which is causing me a herendous amount of pain) filled and on top of that i have one wisdom tooth that is bothering me. The dentist told me that she will not perform any type of dental work I wanted to cry but I guess there is really nothing I can do but take my tylenol every once in awhile.


Date... - July 13

I am pretty sure she's done something by now. It was back in February :)


mdk - September 22

I am eight months pregnant and today had my wisdom tooth pulled. It wasn't that bad. My dentist would not give me any pain medication for the pain afterwards and surprisely I didn't need any. My gum is just a little sore from the extraction, but other wise it went a whole lot better than I had expected.



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