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can I drink after a root canal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Soon: Though it may be sore you shoud be able to soon depending on the material used for the filling after the root canal was done. Ask your dentist. Mine ... Read More
Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Eat after root canal: I would suggest that you wait to eat hard or semi-soft things until after you anesthesia has worn off. I would also caution doing any heavy biting or ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1-2 hours maybe: As long as the local anesthetic wears off you can start eating and drinking. However, be careful about eating on the root canal tooth.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: If your dentist prescribed the antibiotic, it was for your own good health. Failure to follow directions can only cause you more pain, expense, and po ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No need for penVK: No studies have been published on the use of antibiotics to prevent infection after root canal treatment. Clinical trials investigating of prophylacti ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Drinking ; Dentisty: Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy is not advised especially when taking narcotic pain medicine. It also affects the absorbation rate of the an ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: Ask your dr. To make sure, but with most root canals its not a problem.Your pain meds and antibiotics may change that.
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not a good idea: If you are taking any type of antibiotic and/or narcotic pain medication then you should not be drinking alcohol. At the least it can interfere with h ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes.: Often takes a while for symptoms to improve. Make sure you're in contact with doc who did procedure for advice.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not always: Could be a cracked or loose filling, a cracked tooth, or a cavity. Either way, you'll need to see a local dentist for an evaluation. Please call for a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
37 years experience Endodontics
Alcohol: Having a root canal is not a problem with drinking alcohol. If you are taking medication , that could have an effect but not the root canal itself.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Pain: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to thermal stimuli. It is possible that it is an adjacent tooth. Please have your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
Moderation: There aren't any clinical studies that show alcohol prevent antibiotics from working. However, you are much more likely to heal while you are healthy ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Root canal: I just saw your question and hope that by now you have had your root canal and are doing well. If not, feel free to be back in touch. Peace and good ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Material: Depends on whether the temporary restorative material is dissolvable in alcohol. Ask the General Dentist or specialist Endodontist that did your trea ... Read More
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