** please help i need my wisdom teeth out asap but im 6 weeks pregnant ???????

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Marlissa - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Krista:

You can't have any type of surgery until after the baby is born. Why is it imperative to get them taken out?



I had surgery with my last pregnancy, i think its just the timing ang if can wait or not. but mine was my galbadder so it couldnt wait and i had to see someone that specialized in pregnancy surgery. i was 26 weeks

Lyndsay - posted on 12/20/2009

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I had this happen to me because the baby is hard on your teeth. After 6 months there are certain medications they cannot give you (especially to put you under) I was given a local anesthetic and they took the teeth that absolutely have to come and and when my baby was 6 weeks they took the others out. Mine had to be cut out so I don't know if yours is that serious. Note: If you can live without getting them done for a while, I would wait because having mine cut out while I was awake was not fun at all!

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Ashley - posted on 12/27/2012

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So I'm going tomorrow to have one tooth cutt out a molar. I am 10 days late on my period but keep getting negative HPT so I'm not sure if I am or not.. I'm gonna go ahead with the procedure with being sedated and hopefully nothing bad will happen if I am prego.. My hubs and I have been trying for the past 3 years and nothing but I am normally regular except for this month .. I guess if its Gods wil it will be done either way! Will let y'all know soon the results and what happen.. :/

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i was about 7 months pregnant when a tooth started to hurt very bad.....i went to the doctor and she wanted to do a route canal and i said nope! TAKE THE SUCKER OUT! the dentist said that he would give me meds that wouldnt hurt my baby so i agreed but i did speak to my doctor about it first.......talk it over with your doctors!

Bonnie - posted on 12/25/2009

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thank u ladys yes my tooth is urgently needed to be out as there is not much of it left and gettung worst every day :(

Rosina - posted on 12/24/2009

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I had one removed when I was 8 and a half months pregnant with my 1st. It had fully descended so it was just an extraction in the chair... I then had one removed when I was (unknowingly) 4 weeks pregnant also in the chair.. Unfortunately I lost that baby at 14 weeks but I don't think that was related. Talk to your dentist and your ob/midwife and see what they suggest. I would try and wait till 2nd trimester but if the pain is bad you don't want an infection getting in which could harm the baby more.

Jodi - posted on 12/23/2009

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Quoting Heidi:

When I was 5 mo preg with my son my tooth cracked completely in half (still attached to the nerve) and I was only allowed to have Novocaine to numb the area while they pulled the tooth. Tylenol and icepacks were all I was allowed to have for pain control. If you can wait, wait. If not, then have your physician and dentist talk and you guys figure out the best strategy to get it taken care of :)



Heidi that sounds AWFUL!!!  I read that and was shuddering at the thought.  You poor thing! 

Heidi - posted on 12/23/2009

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When I was 5 mo preg with my son my tooth cracked completely in half (still attached to the nerve) and I was only allowed to have Novocaine to numb the area while they pulled the tooth. Tylenol and icepacks were all I was allowed to have for pain control. If you can wait, wait. If not, then have your physician and dentist talk and you guys figure out the best strategy to get it taken care of :)

Jennifer - posted on 12/23/2009

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I've been told that in the first and second trimester it is o.k. to have that done as it requires a narcotic pain medicine. The narcotic is not recommended for the third trimester. What makes the difference i am not sure. I had to have dental work done when I was five months pregnant and my OBGYN prescribed me a narcotic. I would recommend talking with your OBGYN first. I met someone once who had a tooth pulled with no anesthia (oh I didn't mention you can't have that in the third either) and no pain meds. Forget that! Again talk to your doctor.

Mel - posted on 12/23/2009

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by the way I saw theres nothing on your fb about baby are you waiting to tell people

Mel - posted on 12/23/2009

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Hey Bonnie u cant get them out while your pregnant not if you have to go under for it. I chose not to get mine done because Im scared of it.

Rosie - posted on 12/23/2009

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you should talk to your doctor first, but i had a regular tooth taken out when i was pregnant. they waited for me to get out of my first trimester, and they had to take xrays to see what they were doing so that was pretty scary, but they covered my belly with 3 lead aprons! also, i know that if you have a tooth infection (you didn't say if you did or not, but thats the reason why i had to have a tooth taken out) it is horrible for a pregnant woman, it can cause preterm labor and all sorts of other complications. they just used local anesthetic. wisdom teeth are different , i didn't have them out when i was pregnant, but i had a friend who had it done with just a local and she said it was horrible. i chose to be knocked out after that!

Angela - posted on 12/23/2009

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Bonnie, I don't know if you have this taken care of yet but I would just recommend you getting the advice of your prenatal physician and the dentist can make contact with him if necessary on medications that will work for you and other concerns. Im sure that tooth is bothersome. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 12/21/2009

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Hi Bonnie, I am not sure that it is possible, and if it is, i do not recommend that you do it. I had mine done and without the pain meds, i could not have done it. It was the worst, and everyone reacts different to pain, i know.

Rebecca - posted on 12/20/2009

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I agree, if it is only one tooth you might be able to get it done safely. I waited too long to get mine out and i went in perterm labor due to poor dental(wisdom) and i had hyperemsis for the friost 5-6 months. I got them all taken out when my son was 7 months and the Dr said i was lucky because he thought i would be paralized on one side of my face becuase the tooth was so close to a nerve. Mine were not growing in properly which is why mine were so bad and i had to have them surgicly removed and not pulled due to this. Thank God my husband is military becasue it was so cheap to pay for:) Ask your Dr what types of meds you will be able to take after the procedure and make sure you get it done either in the 2nd trimester or the 3rd. The 3rd is preferiable. A friend of mine needed a root canal done and she got it done when she was 37 weeks pregnant becuase she was almost done and the Dr said it would be less likely to harm the baby. Her son was crawling by 5 months, walking by himself by 9 months so he is fine:)

If you can wait then wait. Try using sensodine tooth paste. My husband has to becasue he grinds his teeth and he has a root showing due to this. He finds a big difference now. Good luck and Happy Holidays! Congrats on the new one:)

Brandi - posted on 12/20/2009

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talk to your dentist he/she will help you determine the best time to have it done. My sister in law was pregnant with her second baby when she discovered she had to have some major dental work. the risk of not having the dental work done outweighed any risk to the baby, so she had to have it done. Mostly just don't succumb to any xrays and try to limit pain meds and you should be fine. :-))

Amanda - posted on 12/20/2009

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You may not need them taken out, it just may be a symptom of pregnancy. When I was 8 weeks pregnant mine started to hurt badly but you can't get the novicane. After like 3 days they just stopped hurting.

Krista - posted on 12/20/2009

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You can't have any type of surgery until after the baby is born. Why is it imperative to get them taken out?

Marlissa - posted on 12/20/2009

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I know my mom works for a oral surgeon and I needed mine out they wouldnt do it while I was pregnant, I had to wait,and am still waiting for them to take it out becasue now i am breastfeeding

Bonnie - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Theresa:

My suggestion is to go see your dentist and see what he has to say as I agree that he may say wait until your further along....Good luck and Merry Christmas also have a great New Year....


thank you Theresa .... all of u enjoy a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year ... im seeing the dentist tomorrow ... i cant really wait but im going to have to till im at least 12 weeks :) thank you all for ur help very informative :)

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My suggestion is to go see your dentist and see what he has to say as I agree that he may say wait until your further along....Good luck and Merry Christmas also have a great New Year....

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It depends on the procedure you need. I was put under some form of anesthesia (not "general anesthesia" although I went to sleep and woke up without remembering anything, but something pretty heavy), because one or both of my wisdom teeth had to be extracted. If they're both erupted (broken through the skin) enough, you may be able to just have a simple tooth-pulling under local anesthetic.



The amount of pain you may be in afterwards is likely going to be dependent on how difficult it was to extract the teeth -- I've had friends who had to have full surgery to get their teeth out, and they had a difficult recovery; but mine was pretty mild. One of my teeth was more or less through the gums while the other one had to be cut out. The side of my mouth that had the one cut out hurt a lot worse than the one that was simply pulled. I had to be on soft foods for a few days (although I ate tougher food than I should have, and ended up being **sorry**), but didn't take any pain medication other than ibuprofen. Hopefully you'll be in the "mild" category.



*(Mine was well before I had any kids, so I don't know about specifically during pregnancy extraction.)

Michelle - posted on 12/20/2009

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I ended up having to wait, but if it's an emergency situation they may find a way to do it now (different pain meds that don't work as well). Talk to your doctor and the dentist.

Leanne - posted on 12/20/2009

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i needed mine taking out when i was preg but they would not let me. had to go back after my baby was born

Ozzi - posted on 12/20/2009

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you can get them done just want be knocked out they will just numb the mouth only.. i had 1 done when i was preg and did know i was and then another 3 months later....good luck

Jodi - posted on 12/20/2009

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Bonnie, if it is only one tooth, you may be able to get it done. Were the dentist and doctor ok? And is it only going to be a local anaesthetic or a sedative? I would wait maybe another couple of months if I were you, if you can.......

Sarah - posted on 12/20/2009

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My dentist took out one of my top wisdom teeth when i was 3 1/2 mths with my son, only problem was what painkillers i could have, said he wouldn't do bottom one as to much risk of infection. I spoke with my dentist and my doctor.

Hope this helps

Bonnie - posted on 12/20/2009

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thank you guys it is really damaged the tooth and is exposed now im soooooo worrried it had a very sharp pain a couple of time this afternoon and it the feeling when the nerves exposed but i dont want to risk the baby ... i went natural with my first and i know the pain lol ....

Candyce - posted on 12/20/2009

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Mine came in while I was pregnant. But I need to wait a while to get them out. I am nursing and I really want to be so sedated, that I don't remember that week. Dx

Sneaky - posted on 12/20/2009

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When I had my wisdom teeth out it wasn't a big deal (no, I was not pregnant at the time) but I just had a local anesthetic in the chair and my dentist yanked them out - I only took paracetamol for pain relief afterwards. Of course, if yours are impacted or otherwise doing somthing nasty in your mouth you might need a general anethetic and some serious surgery - but stay calm! Just make sure that EVERYONE involved knows that you are pregnant and gives you very clear and detailed information about any anthethetic or medication that they want to give you and resign yourself to the knowledge that paracetamol will be the strongest pain reliever that you can have :o)

Good luck!

Mary - posted on 12/20/2009

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Have a word with your dentist I am fairly sure having your wisdom tooth out will not be a problem in pregnancy . I had mine out with my first at 4 months pregnant but that was 40 yrs ago. Good luck with that and your forthcoming bundle of joy Mary

Jodi - posted on 12/20/2009

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Bonnie, I found this information:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Oral-Surgery-...

http://www.amazingpregnancy.com/pregnanc...



Don't know how accurate it is, but I personally wouldn't get it done. I had all 4 wisdom teeth out several years ago. It was done under heavy sedation (I can't remember anything) and I had to have some pretty full on painkillers. I can honestly say the pain I experienced was worse than childbirth (and I went natural), and I couldn't eat for about a week (I could lightly sip at a few things, but that was about it). All I can imagine is that it would be highly dangerous to the baby at 6 weeks, and really probably not appropriate at any time in a pregnancy.



You need to talk to your obstetrician and dental surgeon (not your dentist) about it.

Helen - posted on 12/20/2009

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you may well have to wait a few more weeks, here in Frnce if dental treatment is needed it's reccomended to do it in the 2nd trimester, having said that I'm not 100% of all the implecations of having your wisdom teeth out so the only person who can really advice you is your dentist

Helen - posted on 12/20/2009

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you may well have to wait a few more weeks, here in Frnce if dental treatment is needed it's reccomended to do it in the 2nd trimester, having said that I'm not 100% of all the implecations of having your wisdom teeth out so the only person who can really advice you is your dentist

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