Can I go to dentist when breastfeeding?

Can I go to dentist when breastfeeding?

Ans. Yes! It is completely safe to undergo dental treatment during breastfeeding. It should not be the reason for to avoid your dental problems and ignore the oral health. You should inform your dentist, that you are a nursing mother. He will give the compatible treatment and use safe medicines, which have no side effect on milk supply and the nursing infant. Almost all the dental treatment and x- rays are safe except the teeth whitening or teeth bleaching.

List of treatments that are safe during breastfeeding are:

  • Dental x-rays and diagnosis tests.
  • Root canal treatment with short visit.
  • Routine check-ups.
  • Restorations and filling.
  • Tooth extractions.
  • Teeth cleaning and polishing.

Medicines or drugs using during and after treatment are generally safe and compatible for the nursing mother and baby. Drugs commonly used during treatments and which are safe include:

  • Novocain
  • Local anaesthesia
  • General anaesthesia (IV sedation)
  • Antibiotics (mild to moderate)

Your dentist will give you the safest drugs including analgesics. But it is always helpful, if you tell the right medical history and get your paediatrician approval prior to your treatment.

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Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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