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Can you drink alcohol after a root canal

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
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
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
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
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
39 years experience
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.
Dr. Sunia Lessing
Endodontics 20 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindicatio... Read More
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
24 years experience
Usually: Typically a temporary is placed over the area and a drink of alcohol would usually be okay.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Root canal traetment: Having a temporary filling after a root canal treatment is not going to stop you from having a glass of wine .Just be careful not to loose the tempora... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry 46 years experience
Is this ?Or answer: If you are drinking alcohol after root canal treatment and are taking any pain meds you should NOT be drinking alcohol because it may accentuate the e... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No effect: noted in literature when alcohol taken with clindamycin. I suggest you limit your intake to no more than 1 drink per day while taking it. Thanks for t... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
I'm going to suggest that you follow the advice of your dentist and/or oral surgeon. But as a rule of thumb you'll need to put yourself in the best po... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
No relationship: A drink or two is ok if you are over the age limit, have no liver disease and don't drive. It will have no effect on the rct.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 13 years experience
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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