Root canal therapy during pregnancy?
I'm in the second trimester and I have been suffering from severe tooth pain, swelling, and tenderness. Is it safe to get root canal therapy ( https://www.dawsondental.ca/dental-services/root-… ) during pregnancy?
I'm unable to eat or drink anything other than room temperature liquids. This is the first time I'm suffering from tooth pain and one of my neighbors who is doing medical course said that these are the symptoms of a decayed tooth. She said there is pulp in the tooth nerve because of which I'm not able to tolerate the pain. I had been taking Tylenol but it didn't have any effect.
I have consulted the GP in my locality and he said I might need to undergo root canal therapy from a dental care clinic in Toronto asap. I know dental work can be done during the second trimester but I would like to know more about the local anesthesia. While researching online, I saw that epinephrine is not safe during pregnancy but it allows the numbness to stay in our system for longer period. Is there any other anesthesia that is safe enough and allows the numbness to stay longer? I don't want to take any risk. Any insights will be highly appreciated. Thanks!!