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Broken tooth? Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
20th Aug '13

I've had a broken molar for a while now and I just broke it some more while eating a biscuit (seriously...) does anyone know if they'll pull it for me now or if they'll want to wait until I give birth? I know I should get a root canal but I can't afford almost $3000.



I'll call tomorrow and see but I figured I ask here in the meantime.

DeidreLC 1 child; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1067 posts
20th Aug '13

I don't know why they wouldn't pull it.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DeidreLC:</b>" I don't know why they wouldn't pull it. "</blockquote>




Even though I'm extremely pregnant?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
20th Aug '13

I want to say they can do most procedures after the first trimester, but I'd call and ask.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
20th Aug '13

The risks of infection are greater than the risks of stress from pulling a tooth. Pretty sure they would pull it now. But it might depend on the dentist, I guess.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cat Abbott:</b>" The risks of infection are greater than the risks of stress from pulling a tooth. Pretty sure they would pull it now. But it might depend on the dentist, I guess."</blockquote>




Good point. Thanks!

DeidreLC 1 child; Spotsylvania, Virginia 1067 posts
20th Aug '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting DeidreLC:</b>" I don't know why they wouldn't pull it. "</blockquote> Even though I'm extremely pregnant?"


I had my wisdom teeth removed at 37 weeks, lol. Every dentist is different though, that's why I said I don't know why they wouldn't lol. The last dentist I went to, just said "pregnancy isn't a disability- most dental procedures can be done up until delivery."

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
20th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DeidreLC:</b>" I had my wisdom teeth removed at 37 weeks, lol. Every dentist is different though, that's why I said ... [snip!] ... The last dentist I went to, just said "pregnancy isn't a disability- most dental procedures can be done up until delivery." "</blockquote>



Ok. Thank you. Lol. I just know they wouldn't see me when I was like 10 weeks even though I had been cleared for dental work. So I just assumed that they would still not see me.