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Root Canal Treatment - will it effect breast milk?

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tigerfood Fri 23-Sep-11 14:42:47

Never had it done before, but worried that I may be prescribed anti-biotics or pain killers afterwards which may affect milk and baby.
Also, wondered about anaesthetic?

Haven't got much expressed milk in freezer and am reluctatnt to put 7 week old DD on formula, but am in real pain sad

Francagoestohollywood Fri 23-Sep-11 14:51:38

I totally understand how you feel, toothache is horrible.
Have you spoken to your dentist already? He/she should know if the anaesthetics are safe, and will prescribe the right painkillers or antibiotics (amoxicillin is fairly safe to take while breastfeeding. I took it twice).

thisisyesterday Fri 23-Sep-11 14:54:28

i have had root canal treatment done whilst pregnant and whilst breastfeeding and it's fine

do tell your dentist though as they may want to use a different anaesthetic

mawbroon Fri 23-Sep-11 15:31:23

I had it done whilst breastfeeding. The dentist said, "best to wait til you are finished feeding" and I replied that if this one feeds as long as his brother, it could be another 6 years til I am finished. So he just did it anyway.

tigerfood Fri 23-Sep-11 17:07:26

thanks for reassuring replies.
mawbroon grin

camdancer Fri 23-Sep-11 17:59:55

I had to have a big filling while I was bfing DD1. My dentist (my Dad, very pro-bf and wanting to keep his gc safe) said that it was fine to do it but my milk might taste a bit funny for the rest of the day. In the end we agreed to leave it but his concerns were for the taste rather than anything dangerous.

tigerfood Sat 24-Sep-11 20:46:22

Camdancer - thanks.
Had the treatment done today and thankfully DD doesn't seem to have gone off my milk. And, dentist did put me on amoxicillin smile

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