(Closed) Pregnant and getting emergency dental work…the HORROR! (Vent)

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

im confused why they couldnt give you novocaine. Or is that something that cant be done when pregnant? 

i had a root canal and all that was needed was two shots on both sides of the tooth being worked on, and i felt nothing. 

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Sugar Beekeeper
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snowflake8 :  you poor thing! 🙁 I absolutely hated going to the dentist (finally found a good one where things don’t hurt and they work) without the extra thing I’d no good painkillers so I can’t imagine how that was!!

Heres hoping you soon forget that horror😱😱😱🙀🙀🙀😷

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Busy bee
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snowflake8 :  You poor thing 🙁 I’m almost 29 weeks and ive actually prayed that I wouldn’t have dental emergencies during pregnancy because I’ve always had issues with my teeth. 

Rest up and feel better! You got through the hard part! And you can tell that kiddo one day about what you had to go through while they were comfortably nestled in your belly. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Yeah as someone who works in a dental office, 8 literally see this every day. Ive witnessed patients of all ages, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors get their teeth pulled, while awake, without so much as a flinch.I think you’re making it more dramatic than it needs to be. 

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Buzzing bee
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alliegeeb :  some people have different pain tolerances… ive had two teeth pulled, one hurt like sh*t and the other popped right out because the roots had basically fused together (hence root canal). I think it depends on how the tooth is sitting in your mouth and what kind of condition its in. 

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Blushing bee
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alliegeeb :  yeah so, some of us out here, apparently including  the OP,  have central nervous systems. And/or very low pain tolerances. even with multiple injections, novacaine, topicals, I still feel dental pain with a root canal. if you’re in a clinical role at all I’d suggest you review your “bedside manner” because nothing is more disturbing than being an anxious dental patient, in serious pain, with a snooty, dismissive assistant at your side. I’m an RN for two decades and this really irks me. 

OP I’ve felt  your pain, literally, and I’m so sorry! I hope you heal up quickly! 

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Bumble Beekeeper

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alliegeeb :  Wow, did someone wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? What’s the point of this comment. My fiance is prone to fainting at the mere idea of getting his blood drawn (seriously), while I’ve seen three year olds take the needle without flinching. So?? Some people are freaked out by stuff more than others…I can def see how having to go through a tooth pulling with limited pain meds, while 21 weeks pregnant, would be enough to warrant an energetic vent, which is really all this was.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve had a molar removed when NOT pregnant and even with numbing I could still feel the extraction . So I feel for you! I’m 11 weeks postpartum and need dental work since part of my tooth broke off when I was flossing and I’m not sure what to expect since I’m breastfeeding. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Oh ouch OP! I had two teeth removed under sedation (the Iv kind!) because my body goes into shock over the most minute pain. I fell and scraped my knee (the whole knee) and my leg and broke a toe nail off. I passed out on the side walk!

Take it easy and heal. Don’t feel like you need to tough it out. That’ll make healing worse. 

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Sugar bee

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snowflake8 :  Are you not in the US? I am confused why you wouldn’t have a root canal, especially in the second trimester when dental work is considered safest.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Oh brutal! I’m so sorry you had to go through this! One thing that helps me through my dental visits and procedures…is remembering how lucky and privileged I am to be able to afford dental care in the first place! Most people in the world will never see a dentist. Hope you feel better soon! Let your Fiance take care of you for a bit. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

UGH! that sounds awful, snowflake8! I am so sorry that this happened. I hope you’re feeling better.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
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alliegeeb :  have you considered that most of us DON’T work in a dental office? and normally DON’T get a procedure like this done every day, or even at all? maybe it’s a big deal to HER, and I don’t blame her. Just because you see it all day doesn’t mean it’s not new to others. I’d definately  not feel cool if my dental office staff rolled their eyes at me when I considered something a big deal. That’s terrible manners to clients.

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