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Tooth extraction done in 5 weeks of pregnancy

By Anonymous July 24, 2012 - 7:05pm
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My Question is related to pregnancy.
At present I am 15 weeks pregnant. My due date is Jan 20,2013. When I was 4-5 week pregnant, unknowingly that I was pregnant I got my tooth extration done (May 18,2012) for all my four wisdom tooth for which my dentist has made me sleep for one hr. He has given me IV anesthesia in which following mediacation was given: Midazolam - 2mg, Fentanyl- 50mcg, Ketamine - 50mg, Dexamethasone -5mg, Propofol 180mg, Zofran -4mg. Along with this I was given local anesthesia and for pain killer I had Ibuprofin and Tylenol3 alternatively for one week after the surgery. So far,my pregancy is going good.This is my second pregnancy. First child is perfectly good. Please advice if the treatment/medication I took during this pregnancy would anyhow harm the fetus/baby in terms of abnormalties.

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Hi Anon,

Congratulations on your pregnancy! It is very difficult to tell whether the medications used for your tooth extraction will actually cause harm to your baby-- under other circumstances the dentist would just wait until after delivery to perform any invasive procedures. However, you will still be undergoing normal routine care with your OB/GYN which include ultrasounds and blood work that can detect major anomalies. All of the medications given to you have individual pregnancy risk categories. You can look each of them up on Drugs.com, however, I highly advise against it. At this point stress can only do more harm than good and you should enjoy your pregnancy and take good care of yourself and your precious little one. Take your prenatal vitamins, follow a healthy diet, go to all of your doctors appointments and give your baby lots of love. 

Take Care!


July 25, 2012 - 6:07am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you Rosa for your advice. Really appreciated.. I will surely take care of myself.

July 25, 2012 - 4:40pm
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