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Dental Anesthetic And Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Its okay to get xrays agter baby is born. ...Read more
Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!
No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding a 7m old baby. Is it safe to take a single dose of diazepam (sedation for dental procedure)? I'm afraid I don't know the dose.
No: It does get into the breastmilk and to to the baby. Try relavation techniques. ...Read more
I am currently breastfeeding and my gums for about 2 weeks have been pulsing and swollen. What can it be from? I have good dental hygiene.
Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?
No: There is no proof or concern that breast feeding with teeth causes any problems with their structure. All the best. ...Read more
You may be limited to the types of pain meds you can take afterwards since you are nursing. You may also be limited to the types of anesthesia offered.
If you are having an acute problem then you should take care of it, but you may wan to limit the work to the tooth that is problematic. ...Read more
What are effects of breastfeeding a 2 year old with teeth. I took my 24 month old to dentist. He looked. 1/2 minute. Said she needs 6 crowns. Please h?
Are you brushing?: Breast milk on its own does not cause tooth decay. It does contain milk sugars, but also lactoferrin, which kills the bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, breast milk does contribute to plaque or biofilm formation. When you add other foods into the mix, they will stick to the biofilm/plaque and attract cavity causing bacteria. Regardless, if you feel uncomfortable, get a second opinion. ...Read more
I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding, would that be affected by the treatment?
Loose wisdom: A loose tooth be it a wisdom tooth or other tooth at your age is an issue that needs to be evaluated. Call your dentist and make sure you do not have some sort of infection associated with this tooth. If the tooth needs to be extracted and you are put on narcotic pain relievers you may have to pump and dump for a while. ...Read more
We moved Uk December with my 1 year son. After coming here he doesn't drink water, even a sip. And still he has no sign of teeth. He takes breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is: Fine the first year. At a year, offer your child up to 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products. Give milk in open-mouth cups at mealtimes only. Offer water from a cup between meals for thirst. It's mom's choice whether to continue nursing. It becomes harder for a baby to give it up after 14 mos. The American Academy of Pediatrics book " Guide to Your Child's Nutrition" is available on Amazon. Com. ...Read more
Its been 6 weeks after c section, is it okay to have a tooth extraction? I have 2 teeth to be pulled out and also I'm breastfeeding.
Perfectly ok to do.: I can see no contraindications for procedure at all. ...Read more
How can I stop breastfeeding my 2 yr old? The dentist said the b.Milk has caused his teeth to decay and it will get worst and sadly they are. Help?
Cold turkey and DDS: You need to stop nursing your 2 year old asap and at this point your 2 year old is eating solid foods. Cold turkey with possibly a substitute reward as special incentive might be helpful. Than get your child to the pedodontist or your dentist to get the diseased teeth restored. The sooner the better for all concerned! ...Read more
Just had wisdom teeth extracted 10/2 taking clindamycin why can't I breast feed or can I? What are risk factors? I have Breast feed 3x already.
Breast milk: safe?: Any medication can be transmitted by breast milk, so asking the medical professional to be certain is always best. Most medications do not get into breast milk in significant clinical concentrations to cause problems, but consult an OB/GYN health provider to be certain. ...Read more
If someone has a high tolerance to dental local anesthetics, does this mean they would also have a high tolerance to general anesthesia?
Different drugs: Local anesthetic is usually lidocaine or bupivicaine. General anesthetic is halothane or propofol or some other type of drug. So, in short, while you may have a high tolerance to locals and generals, there is no way to use one to compare the other as they are different drugs, different categories, and different mechanisms of action. My best advice, relax and let the meds work. :-) ...Read more
Different types: If inhalation anesthetic is being considered for very minor dental surgery, nitrous oxide is the most common. In more extensive oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed in the hospital, your anesthesiologist will choose the best type of anesthetic depending on length of procedure, your medical history, current health, and medications. Keep smiling. ...Read more
Many Options: In my office I have about 5-6 types of dental local anesthesia. I use them based on the procedure I'm doing, and where that procedure happens to be in the mouth. I agree with dr. Brodsky; however, I also use carbocaine, marcaine, polocaine, and citanest on a fairly regular basis, each has different amounts of Epinephrine (the substance that increases duration of anesthesia). No "novacaine". ...Read more
Lidocaine/articaine: Most dentists in the world use either lidocaine or articaine. ...Read more
The nerves that are: Anesthetized for dental procedures are from the 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). Taste nerves are from the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) for the anterior 2/3's of the tongue. Changes in taste/ lack of taste here are usually related to issues with the 7th nerve. There is no specific connection with normal dental local anesthesia and taste changes. Hope this helps. Please see your doctor! ...Read more
Guidelines are: Strict on this question. Your dental surgeon will have provided you with appropriate wait-times for consuming anything having sedative properties on top of the anesthesia you've already had. If your procedure lasted longer, the wait times will be longer. If your body is compromised vis-a-vis kidney/liver function or chronic disease the wait times will be longer still. Clear up with him/her, please. ...Read more