So I finally made it to the dentist after an embarrassingly long time and it turns out that not only do I have several cavities, but I also need a root canal . I'm going next Wednesday. I asked about medication, and she said that they'll give me "standard dental anesthesia" as well as some kind of antibiotic and pain medication. As possibilities she mentioned she mentioned keflex (sp?) and zithromax. For pain, she said maybe motrin or vicodin. So what here is safe to take while nursing? Or will I have to pump and dump? I definitely don't want to wean yet, and I know DS will miss his night nursings if I have to put him off.
When I went in for a simple filling, the dentist said that novocain is okay while nursing but they held back on the epenephrine as a precaution. I took his word for it, not having done the research ahead of time. This time I'd like to be more prepared especially if I have to ask them to substitute medications. Thanks for any help you can give.