- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
By The Way, I might have made it sound like across Europe its all the same but it’s not. In the country I am now they do not prescribe you drugs until you are actually dying (not painkillers, not antibiotics, nothing really). And this really sucks. And my latest dental appointment scared the hell out of me. Had two holes now for 6months and can’t bring myself to go through that nightmare again!
oh my GOSH, that’s brutal! I think you made the right choice–I’d have done the same, even after reading your post, but I’m so sorry bee *hugs*
Root canal with nerve blocks and local anesthesia…absolutely an option. No need for narcotic pain control post procedure either.
This post is confusing.
OP – as I have been subjected to the above, I can totally empathise with you! I would take an extraction over a root canal any day – WITH pain relief, though! I hope you’re on the mend now. x
I’m guessing that the people who are making a big deal out of the OP’s supposed overreaction have never had a root canal flare up afterward or had things like dental dry socket following a wisdom tooth extraction. Some of the worst pain I have ever been in–both were honestly absolutely excruciating. Empathy for others who have had different experiences than yours is always a good skill to practice, folks.
You’re already an amazing mom! Taking that pain to make sure your baby was safe!! Brava!!!
Ok so the whole experience sounds like it was quite terrible for you. I’m wondering if your dentist may be somewhat inexperienced / unsure of medication safety treating pregnant patients?
Pregnancy is not a contraindication to an adequate dose of local anaesthetic (lignocaine / novocaine) and it sounds like maybe you were not adequately blocked for the procedure. When you say “local freezing” do you mean you got an anaesthetic injection?
I’ve never heard of sedation being required for a single extraction.
There are also a number of pain killers in addition to Tylenol which can be safely taken in pregnancy – although I’d be surprised if you needed more than 1 dose of those just for an extraction. None the less if you are more sensitive than others to pain they should have been at least offered.
Maybe time to get a new dentist!
In the UK you onky get sedated in special cases otherwise it’s an Injection, you didn’t feel everything or you’d have never been able to lie still, it’s normal to feel movement and pulling. Not saying it’s pleasant but it’s not hell. Hell is when the ‘anaesthetic doesn’t work quickly enough and they drill a nerve. But you’d know if that happened because it’s like being stabbed with a hot blunt knife.
wow, that’s awful OP! I would consider looking for another dentist. I have had a root canal as well as crowns and never received anything other than local anesthetic. And the local anesthetics are perfectly safe for pregnancy so I don’t see why a root canal wasn’t an option for you??? They never gave me pain killers for any dental work (pregnant or not). A root canal probably would have been less painful! I do know a lot of dentists offer light sedation (nitrous oxide) but it’s not manadatory, mostly for people who have anxiety over dental procedures or other issues and I could understand not wanting to go that route while pregnant (not safe).
I’m sorry you had to go through this. I’m a practicing dentist in US and you should have been given proper local anesethesia, such a 2% Lidocaine with epi. Lidocaine is safe to give to a pregnant woman, given she is overall healthy. Hoping this doesnt scar you for life!
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