Starting to freak out, abscessed tooth...
Last Saturday I woke up to a swollen face due to an abcessed tooth. It's a tooth that just needs to be pulled. I called my dentist and they had finished taking walk-ins for the day and because I am breastfeeding they can't pescribe me anything. I had to call the on-call doctor to get some antibiotics.
Well I've been on this penicillin for almost a full week now and although the swelling is gone in my face I still feel the swelling or infection in my mouth. And it still hurts pretty bad. Debating on calling my DR office for something for pain because the Motrin just isn't cutting it anymore.
I'm starting to freak out though because if this antibiotic isn't clearing it up I hope that it isn't a more serious infection that requires surgery or stronger antibiotics that will throw a wrench in breastfeeding.
Have any of you had a bad tooth, teeth pulled or dental surgery and still able to breastfeed? I'm so worried about this.
I have been trying to get a good "Stock" of milk with little success in case I have to go on something stronger she can still get my milk until I'm able to breastfeed again. I don't have supply problems, I have enough to feed her but barely enough to pump out between feedings.