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A 40-year-old member asked:

wanted to know if i can have a root canal while sick?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
Endodontics 31 years experience
Yes: Root canal treatment can be perfomed while pt has common cold. If having any sinus issues, rct could clear the problem.
Dr. Jason Alliger
Endodontics 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, however if you are having Covid symptoms you should get tested first.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
"Sick": If common cold, just inform your treating General Dentist or specialist Endodontist ahead of time. If Covid, however, you may have to isolate. So check in with your MD/DO General Practitioner first, then inform your DDS/DMD of the medical findings.

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What are signs that a root canal is going bad?

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Inflammed or infecte: Also may mean sensitivity to heat or cold, which is indicative of a possible root canal problem. Several previous answers on this topic should be reviewed.
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Is there a difference between a pulp extraction and a root canal?

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How long after a root canal can I start eating and drinking?

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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 are usually either right away or after a couple hours, just nothing hard or crunchy for the day.
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