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Is it alright to smoke after a root canal

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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Not really: Tooth infection is caused by micro-organisms. As long as your tooth is sealed off smoking will not affect the tooth. However, smoking does constrict ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufactur ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
THC use: It is not safe to use THC. I am not sure how you will use this during the root canal treatments as your mouth will be open.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Medicament ?: Decay? Hard to say. Your treating dentist knows that tooth better than anyone over the internet. Why don't you give them a call?
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
Mild soreness: Root canal treatment may cause an inflammatory response. This response includes slight swelling of the ligaments that support the tooth. If the tooth ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience Endodontics
Yes, but depends: It depends on how you feel afterward. Most of my patient (>90%) go to work the next day without any issue. Only about 1-2% are what we called fla ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Usually yes: After root canal surgery, you should be able to return to work quickly. However, this will also depend on the type of anesthesia used. Consult with yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Generally: It depends on the procedure used, however generally the pain is gone, except there may be some sensitivity for a day or two.

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