(Closed) Dumb question about going to the dentist

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OMG I just went to the dentist last week (32 weeks) I thought I’d be fine because cleanings don’t take that long.

I had warned the dental assistant that I might have to stop her because I was congested from allergies so I couldn’t really breathe thru my nose. But I ended up almost passing out – I think it was a combination of heat, being stuffy and having my legs elevated over my head because of the chair. The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago so I knew what it felt like (I was sitting with my legs dangling).

After about 3-4 minutes I was fine but I asked her to not put the chair all the way back so I was just in a reclined position and I was fine after that. Just let them know if you have trouble breathing and stop them if you get uncomfortable.


Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I went to the dentist just a few days before I had my daughter; the hygenist just had me lay on my side to do the cleaning.  Maybe ask if this is an option for you?

Post # 5
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I went to the dentist two weeks ago at 33 weeks. I told the hygenist before hand and they had some towels rolled up and wedged under my rigth side so I was lying at a bit of an angle on my left side.  It was a bit uncomfortable because I’m so big now, but not totally unbearable. However at 21 weeks, if you ask them to wedge something under you, you should be pretty comfortable as you’re not super huge yet.  Hope this helps.

Post # 7
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m in hygiene school and I’ve had a couple patients that just didn’t want to lay down and that’s what they told me. So I did a combination of standing up to do the cleaning and just slightly leaning them back. It works. Just tell your hygienist if you’re uncomfortable leaning back and she should find something to make you comfortable!

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