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I'm breast feeding and I need dental work done with local anesthetic is it ok?

I'm breast feeding and I need dental work done with local anesthetic is it ok?

Yes: The chances of any significant amount of local anesthetic getting into your blood stream, and hence by extension into your breast milk, is minimal. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

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

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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.

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.

You need to be: examined by your dentist. It could be nutritional, hormonal, stress, poor sleep, dietary, bacterial or combination of any of these. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Likely two different: things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual nerve route will cause the side of the tongue to go numb immediately. All should resolve with time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to whiten my teeth while i'm breastfeeding?

Is it safe to whiten my teeth while i'm breastfeeding?

Would delay it: Whitening products aren’t recommended for children under age 16, for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Is it true that continue breastfeeding until the baby has teeth can make bad teeth structure?

Is it true that continue breastfeeding until the baby has teeth can make bad teeth structure?

No: There is no proof or concern that breast feeding with teeth causes any problems with their structure. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Depends: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

No: Simply provide temporary loss of sensation, by blocking sensory nerve pathways. You are still able to activate the motor function. ...Read more

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If someone has a high tolerance to dental local anesthetics, does this mean they would also have a high tolerance to general anesthesia?

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

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What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

What kind of inhalation anesthetic may be administered for dental surgery?

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

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What are common dental anesthetics?

What are common dental anesthetics?

Several choices: We have quite a few in our arsenal. Just to name a few....Lidocaine, prilocaine, marcaine, articaine, and several more. They all have slightly different properties in duration and their ability to get you numb. Some also have Epinephrine while others don't. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more