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Sunnyvale, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

I just had a root canal yesterday. i got the temporary filling placed. can i drink alcohol?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 35 years experience
Root canal traetment: Having a temporary filling after a root canal treatment is not going to stop you from having a glass of wine .Just be careful not to loose the temporary filling till you go back for the core build up of the tooth.
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 30 years experience
Likely Yes: If you don't have any pain, and have not been prescribed any antibiotics, you can drink alcohol. Just make sure that you stay away from biting on that tooth until you get the permanent restoration (crown). Specially, be careful if you have a few too many drinks and forget that you should not be biting on the tooth. Of course, it is not very healthy to have a few too many drinks ;-).

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Chicago, IL
A 46-year-old male asked:

Just got a temporary filling for root canal, can i drink alcohol or do i have to wait?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Material: Depends on whether the temporary restorative material is dissolvable in alcohol. Ask the General Dentist or specialist Endodontist that did your treatment. Please remember temporary fillings are not very strong and need to be replaced with a more permanent restoration as soon as possible.

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