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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 32 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
Dentistry - Endodontics 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, however if you are having Covid symptoms you should get tested first.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 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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