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How can I alleviate pain at the dentist if I am pregnant?
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Dr. Christopher Sizemore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dentist + pregnancy
The local anesthetic injections typically used for routine dental procedures are safe in pregnancy.
Poor dental hygiene, cavities and other oral infections have been linked to obstetrical complications. Therefore, it is very important to visit the dentist regularly and do not delay any necessary procedures. Discuss any concerns with your ob.

In brief: Dentist + pregnancy
The local anesthetic injections typically used for routine dental procedures are safe in pregnancy.
Poor dental hygiene, cavities and other oral infections have been linked to obstetrical complications. Therefore, it is very important to visit the dentist regularly and do not delay any necessary procedures. Discuss any concerns with your ob.
Dr. Christopher Sizemore
Dr. Christopher Sizemore
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Local Anesthetic
A local anesthetic without epinephrine should be just fine for for both you and your baby.
Discuss your concerns with your dentist.

In brief: Local Anesthetic
A local anesthetic without epinephrine should be just fine for for both you and your baby.
Discuss your concerns with your dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: THE DOC KNOWS
There are many topical and injectable drugs that are safe if you are pregnant.

In brief: THE DOC KNOWS
There are many topical and injectable drugs that are safe if you are pregnant.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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In brief: Talk to your OB
Most doctors only recommend regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
This may not help much, so the best thing is to have all your dental work completed asap, so you have limited pain.

In brief: Talk to your OB
Most doctors only recommend regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
This may not help much, so the best thing is to have all your dental work completed asap, so you have limited pain.
Dr. Kevin Sambuchino
Dr. Kevin Sambuchino
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: FYI,
dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment.

In brief: FYI,
dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
In brief: During or after?
Pain during the visit should be prevented with the use of local anesthetics.
During cleanings, this often isn't possible, so good oral hygiene between visits will keep the gum tissue healthy so it will not be as tender when you go in for your cleanings. If we're talking about post-op pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) should be safe for your baby, but avoid nsaids like Ibuprofen and aleve.

In brief: During or after?
Pain during the visit should be prevented with the use of local anesthetics.
During cleanings, this often isn't possible, so good oral hygiene between visits will keep the gum tissue healthy so it will not be as tender when you go in for your cleanings. If we're talking about post-op pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) should be safe for your baby, but avoid nsaids like Ibuprofen and aleve.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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