A 32-year-old member asked:
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wanted to know if i can go swimming after i get a dental filling?

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Sure: Swimming is fine. Have fun. Know that if you are numb, you may be thinking your mouth / lips are closed when they are not. This = taking on water, so, be careful.
Answered on Aug 29, 2019
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
18 years experience Dentistry
Yes: As long as you feel awake, alert and well after your dental procedure there is no contraindication to going swimming
Answered on Feb 25, 2020
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course you can: However, keep physical activities to a minimum to protect soft tissue from biting.
Answered on Aug 29, 2019
Dr. Robert Haake
35 years experience Dentistry
Swimming/filling: I lap swim 4-5 days a week, so I can tell you that, so long as you only had local anesthesia, swimming should not be a problem.
Answered on Aug 29, 2019
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: yes...swim as you please
Answered on Aug 29, 2019

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