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can you drink alcohol after a root canal

A 43-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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A 31-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 43-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.
A 48-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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but...: Without getting in to a discussion about alcohol consumption and how much is appropriate for each individual the short answer is yes. However, it is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes. If you got a plastic filling you probably can eat right away. If it is a silver amalgam filling you should wait 4 hours or so for it to set bef ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It shouldn't be a problem unless you are also taking antibiotics or pain medication.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Did the dentist that extracted your tooth place you on any medicine? Were antibiotics involved? Was the extraction difficult? Was there more bleedi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: The fossa that is raw will probably hurt and you may cause post op bleeding. Talk to your otolaryngologist / surgeon.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asking Doctors: You do realize that we are really physicians here on this app. I do not know of any physician who would tell you that it is ever okay to smoke. I be ... Read More
A 39-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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Discuss with surgeon: See what your surgeon has to say about this.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The type of surgery will often determine when and what can be eaten. You should have and should follow specific instructions from the dentist/oral su ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: If your dentist has prescribed any medication for pain, be very careful about combining your drugs. On the other hand, many people claim that "weed" ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Root canal: For specific info about your case, i suggest asking the endodontist or oral surgeon who treated you.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
You should not: Drugs llike oxycodone should only be used when you have pain, not in anticipation of a procedure.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: After a week your fine to drink in moderation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
Preferably not: It is suggested to stay away from alcohol, mouth washes with high alcohol, and even antibiotic rinses like Chlorhexidine after gum surgery because it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Eat after tooth extr: When anesthesia wears out, within 1-2hours. May need to avoid that area for a day or two.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: OK, you should never smoke under any circumstances. However, do not smoke for 12 hours before treatment and for 72 hours after root canal therapy to f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Drinking of alcohol has a small effect on your blood clotting ability. Alcohol and pain medication(narcotics) should not be taken at the same time. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: There should not be a problem with using alcohol after a leep, unless you had a general anesthesia for the procedure. Then you should probably abstai ... Read More
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