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can you eat after a root canal

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Every : Every root canal is different and every patient reacts differently to dental procedures but in general, other than a little soreness there is no reas ... Read More
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
You : You should be a little sore, but there will probably be no restrictions on your ability to eat.
Dr. Jean Edderai
35 years experience Dentistry
NO : No problems, just make sure to take the post-operatory medication for inflamations. Good luck.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Soft foods: Soft foods are advisable after a root canal.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Your choice: You can eat anything you feel comfortable eating after having a root canal. You may just want to stay away from chewing directly on the treated tooth ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
Anything: Nutrition is important for your recovery.You may just want to stay away from chewing directly on the treated tooth for a few days to give it a chance ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Anything really hard: The need for the crown varies a bit depending on which tooth is involved, the state of your occlusion, and how extensively restored the tooth is after ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Caution: You've invested a lot of time and money to have the RCT and the buildup. It would be a shame to bite down on the tooth, have it fracture and then need ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Root canal: Unless sealed properly at both ends root canal may be in jeopardy. Talk to Dentist about a payment plan that will expedite placement of final restora ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You can usually eat after most dental treatment. But the waiting time varies based on procedure. After a root canal, usually a temporary filling is pl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
49 years experience Dentistry
Re consult: This is usually a sign that some tooth nerve tissue is left. Please re consult your dentist promptly.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Get checked: Best to get it checked. Likely occlusal trauma causing ligament to become inflamed and sore to percussion. May need occlusal adjustment (bite adjustme ... Read More
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Dr. Whitney Berens
17 years experience Dentistry
This : This is a common question that patients ask me all the time. Many patients try to wait for insurance coverage to do root canals, crowns, or larger pr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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48-72 hours: Following extraction the acute inflamation susbides in about 72 hours in an uncomplicated scenario. But you will only be able to eat normally again on ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Ask dentist.: This sounds like it's worth asking your dentist in the morning. Call and see if the pain is enough that you should worry. It would not hurt to get ex ... Read More

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