Nope, my dentist wouldn't fix my tooth either and I was in absolute agony!! He just looked at my tooth and told me to come back after the baby ... I was told that they are able to give fillings while pregnant so ive no idea why they refused
Yes, should be fine. Are also entitled to free NHS care whilst pregnant and for 1 yr after. Rules are due to change on using amalgam fillings in July (think this is because generally trying to reduce mercury emissions in the environment rather than any specific risks for preggers ladies) x
I thought the whole point of free dental treatment while pregnant was to minimise the risk of infection! Seems bizarre that your dentist is prepared to let you take that risk. I'd go to another dentist (in the same practice to start with) for a second opinion, and consider making a formal complaint about the first.
My dentist didn't want to give me a local when the back of one of my teeth cracked off while pg. But he put a temporary covering on it and then I had to go back after to have it removed and a permanent filling put on.
My dentist look at my tooth and said come back after you had baby, but he said if it's start hurting we will give you some antibiotics Is it not better to just fix it then be on antibiotics the whole pregnancy
My dentist told me when I was only about 4/5 weeks pregnant when I had my check-up that I needed 3 fillings but she would prefer to wait until baby was born but to review in 6 months. Went back last week, a bit late, and I still need the 3 fillings although she said they are all still only small and to make an appointment as soon as I can once baby is born to have them done (I'm 39 weeks). I assumed it was due to her not wanting to give me the anaesthetic if it can be avoided and I guess as they're only small cavities they're not an emergency. But that's a lot different than if the dentist themselves believes in your situation there is a high infection risk surely?
I had a really badly infected molar, my dentist gave me a 4 day course of antibiotics. I went back as it was agony after I’d finished the tablets, she refused to give me any more antibiotics as I was pregnant. The only treatment she would offer was a root canal but without anaesthetic!! I was in so much pain and so upset. I ended up at the emergency dentist 2 days letter and had it number and extracted
Dentists are advised by the department of health to not give or remove amalgam fillings in pregnant women because of the trace amounts of mercury in the filling material (it is fine once it is set though). I only found this out yesterday after booking an emergency dentist appointment for today thanks to a bit of tooth becoming stuck in a soft mint but the guidelines are meant to change sometime soon I think