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Devanie
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Hey, Scarleteen. I'm not sure if you know this or not, but I thought I'd ask you since the dentist isn't sure.

Is my IUD going to be compromised when I get my wisdom tooth removed? I'm being sedated and they said that birth control pills and shots can sometimes be effected by the medication... but they didn't know about Mirena.

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Heather
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Mirena isn't a hormonal method of birth control: it works because of the device inside your uterus, all by itself, not because of the progestin it also contains.

The localized hormone added to Mirena is only there to help diminish some of the side effects of the IUD, namely, heavier, crampier periods.

So, nope!

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Devanie
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Okay! Thanks Heather!

Not that I'm likely to be sexually active right after surgery, but... I was a little worried!

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Heather
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Hope it goes well for you! Dental surgery, never exactly a joy.

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