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Anyone else had teeth out in the third trimester?

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Rachchar88 · 30/06/2020 21:37

I’m due to get a tooth out on Friday that I’ve been waiting to have done for the last few months and have finally got an appointment for Friday. I’m 29 weeks pregnant and everything I’ve read online says you shouldn’t have teeth out in the third trimester and that they might not do it because of how far along I am. So was just wondering if anyone else has had a tooth removed in the third trimester?

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Liverbird77 · 01/07/2020 11:30

In my last pregnancy, my dentist wouldn't do any treatment until after I'd had the baby. I needed quite a lot as well.

Skweeler · 01/07/2020 11:34

I had an upper molar removed at about 37 weeks. It had an abscess and did need treatment. They'll always try and avoid extraction during pregnancy as your body has enough going on but the risks will be weighed with the benefits. I'm on denplan, have regular dentist appts and have a good rapport with her too so I think that helped with the decision.
Hope you get it sorted one way or another :)

Rachchar88 · 01/07/2020 12:10

Thank you for the replies I’m always worrying about something and am already nervous about going in with the Covid situation but I’ve had a filling missing on one side for the last 3 months and now a tooth on the other side has cracked so finding it hard to eat much so think that’s why they are wanting to get it out

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Liverbird77 · 01/07/2020 13:30

I went yesterday actually for hygienist appt and a check up with the dentist.
Don't worry about covid. Our place has a one way system in place, fewer appointments and a requirement to have your temp taken and put on hand sanitizer before you get past reception. I also had to wear a mask until I was in the chair.
The staff were in full PPE, including face visors.
I had to pay in advance (private dentist) and avoid taking a bag etc in.

Rachchar88 · 03/07/2020 11:47

Thank you for the replies I ended up getting some temporary fillings put in so didn’t need any anaesthetic and then will either have crowns or have it removed after he’s born. So didn’t need to worry in the end.

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