U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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 ;-).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

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?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 49-year-old member asked:
Can you drink alcohol after getting a filling?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for me to drink alcohol after having a root canal?
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?
3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old female asked:
Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Dec 18, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.