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I`m 36 weeks now and I`m on the emergency list to have a root canal done

Hi Alex
im 36 weeks now and i am on the emergency list to have a root canal done.
No dentist will touch me while im pregnant. I had no idea once you reach a certain stage they will not do any procedure. I cant take it anymore the pain is killing me. Iv stopped eating all normal foods and have taken on a somewhat infant diet because of it. I am tired, dizzy and have no energy but the end of the day after running after my toddler im exhusted. I know after having the baby im still going to be tired but am i so totally out of my depth asking to be induced at 38 weeks so i can have my dental work done? does it seem selfish of me? I feel like i have to wait till the baby is good and ready but i cant keep going like this im in so much pain.
Look forward to your reply.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, This is really something that you need to sort out with your dentist and your midwife. If it is causing you so much distress you need to revisit your dentist (or another dentist) and discuss your options. You may need to have the tooth removed. I am sure that something can be done to relieve your pain. Your baby is better off in you until term as you increase risks for you and the baby if you start to try to bring the baby on early. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 29 Jun 2009