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could i go back to work right after a root canal?

6 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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 your oral surgeon or dentist.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Many cases yes: It depends on the situation and of course your pain tolerance. Many times I have patients fall asleep during root canals and they feel fine later as well. Sometimes it is very tender later too. You will not likely hurt anything by going back, just have some pain. Ask your provider what they think.
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes, definitely: Yes, definitely. A root canal is a very painless procedure for the patient. After the root canal is complete, the only thing you should feel is some numbness for a few hours.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: One can return to work right after a root canal.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sure...: You can go back to work just like having general dental work done. The only real hard part would be if you need to speak...And you are numb it may be a little difficult or if you need to eat that might be a little hard to do also. But yes, by all means you can indeed go back to work a huge majority of the time. Most all endodontists are very good at what they do and make it a good experience.
Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Why not? You will be numb for a few hours during which you cannot have any pain, so go to work! earn the money to pay for the root canal. In new york we have connections/plans to save money on such procedures.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Cap for root canal came off. Can i put it back on myself?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: See your dentist who will make sure the cap fits well and then recement it. Something may have broken, so it needs to be looked at.
Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dentistry 40 years experience
you need to see a dentist to see why the crown fell off. ? many times the tooth is to short to retain the crown ( if you have a permanent crown). maybe a temporary crown was made for you. How old is the crown ? are the edges decayed ? find out the reason it fell off, correct the problem and either re cement it or make a new one.
Jan 20, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

Tomorrow I am getting a root canal, and i was wondering how long before i can go back to class?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Same day: For most patients, there is no post operative pain. They can immediately resume their normal activities. If you are infected and are already in severe pain, it may take a day to let the pain subside.

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