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Tooth extraction while pregnant

Has anyone had a tooth extraction while pregnant?? I'm 23 weeks, having serious pain in a cracked molar, it started to swell up last night so I went to the ER and started amoxicillin, saw my dentist today and he suggests getting it removed next week. I'm concerned about a risk of preterm labor with an extraction, although I know it's there with an infected tooth also. Anyone have any experience with this?? Thanks!
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Hi i had a tooth removed a few wks back and im fine now.. the dentist will remove it once ur not over 28 weeks
Sorry I meant I'll be 24 when it's removed.
ShannonLass, so they like to remove it before 28 weeks? or after? I'm 24. And so nervous about it lol!
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When you go to your dentist next week he/she will remove it there and then. They will give you a gel type stuff to numb your gum before giving the injection to kill off the roots and they wait about 20-30mintues before they take the tooth out to make sure you are numbed. Also your dentist will not give you any antiboitics after the tooth is removed you will be told not to eat on the side of your mouth where the tooth has been exstracted and to wash it out the following day with warm salty water.
Thanks! my appt is next Thursday, just sooo anxious about having it done while pregnant! Had a wisdom tooth removed a while ago but wasn't pregnant. just hope he's okay in there!
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Trust me baby will be fine. He will be kicking to his hearts content in there that night. You wont need to worry about that
thank you very much!!
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