A 39-year-old female asked:
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17 wk pregnant.Had my wisdom tooth extraction.Local anesthesia administered had epinephrine.Surgeon told its mild n safe.Is it safe?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Safe: Safe in the hands or an oral & maxillofacial surgery. You also should have been told about the option of treating with antibiotics til after childbirth, then take teeth out.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience in Dentistry
Lidocaine with epinephrine is considered pregnancy category B which is safe.
Apr 2, 2015

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