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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. Olav Jaren
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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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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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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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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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