I am having this really bad tooth ache and I received a dental letter from my OB but when I went to the dentist I was told they couldn't do an extraction because It can cause a miscarriage. I'm sorry the secretary said it I didn't even get to see the dentist.
I had a tooth removed during pregnancy and didn't lose the baby due to that. They can do it but all they can really use is Novocaine.
Quoting C's Mommy:
I had a tooth pulled when I was pregnant with my oldest son. Didn't do anything.
How far along are you? My dentist wouldn't do anything until 2nd trimester.
LOL. I figured that, and my OB told me an infection can affect the baby so I wanted this tooth removed immediately. She didn't even allow me to see the dentist she just said what she said and told me I wouldn't even be seen the most the dentist would do is give me medication. I informed her that I went to the dentist and they prescribed me something that did absolutely nothing, I was in so much pain couldn't sleep at all. All she said was they would give me the same thing.
I've heard of women developing blood infections after an extraction which sadly infected the baby and killed it. The mouth is one germy place and I suppose they don't want to risk an open blood source to such a grimey area. From my understanding, it's professional preference.
They should have done something then---I had an infection and the antibiotics weren't working and my dentist was a prick...my ob gave me a z pack and pain meds until an oral surgeon could fix my tooth. I screwed with the dentist for over a week trying to tell him the antibiotic wasn't working..I started running a fever, couldn't eat or sleep. My ob wanted to admit me to the hospital to be sure the infection wasn't spreading, but luckily the new dentist got me right in and took care of me.
I had a root canal done when I was 11 weeks pregnant, and everything was fine. They just had to double vest me when they did x-rays.