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Doctor insights on: Can You Drink After A Root Canal

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

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

Eat after root canal: I would suggest that you wait to eat hard or semi-soft things until after you anesthesia has worn off. I would also caution doing any heavy biting or chewing on the root canaled tooth until you put a permanent restoration on the tooth. Root canaled teeth tend to become brittle over time, and you could end up damaging your tooth beyond repair. Root canaled teeth can be sore up to 3 days afterwards. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if i don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

I'm interested to know what happens if i don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

No need for penVK: No studies have been published on the use of antibiotics to prevent infection after root canal treatment. Clinical trials investigating of prophylactic antibiotics to minimize post treatment infections have found antibiotics to be of no benefit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink alcohol after having a root canal?

Is it possible for me to drink alcohol after having a root canal?

Not a good idea: If you are taking any type of antibiotic and/or narcotic pain medication then you should not be drinking alcohol. At the least it can interfere with how well the medications will work, at the most it can make you very ill. If you are not taking any medications then alcohol will not cause nay more damage then it usually would. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Can i drink beer a day after root canal?

Yes if....: Sure as long as you are not taking narcotic prescription pain meds. Have a slice of pizza with that beer ;). ...Read more

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I just had a root canal redone yesterday. Should I still have sensitivity to drinking cold water after I have eaten something hot such as soup?

Not from the tooth: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to a thermal stimulus since there is no nerve inside the tooth. Your sensitivity may be coming from an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I drink something cold, my tooth, or what feels like it, shoots a nerve that lasts a good five seconds. Does that mean root canal?

Sometimes when I drink something cold, my tooth, or what feels like it, shoots a nerve that lasts a good five seconds. Does that mean root canal?

Not always: Could be a cracked or loose filling, a cracked tooth, or a cavity. Either way, you'll need to see a local dentist for an evaluation. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindication to drinking. ...Read more

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Had root canal intervention three days ago. Today i noticed that the tooth still hurts when i brush it or drink too hot or cold. Is this normal?

Had root canal intervention three days ago. Today i noticed that the tooth still hurts when i brush it or drink  too hot or cold. Is this normal?

Tooth Pain: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to thermal stimuli. It is possible that it is an adjacent tooth. Please have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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I was given penicillin for an infection in my tooth, I will be getting a root canal in 2 weeks. Can I drink?

I was given penicillin for an infection in my tooth, I will be getting a root canal in 2 weeks. Can I drink?

Moderation: There aren't any clinical studies that show alcohol prevent antibiotics from working. However, you are much more likely to heal while you are healthy. A glass of wine won't hurt but use common sense. It would best to keep hydrated and make sure your body gets all the proper nutrition it needs to get healthy! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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

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 ;-). ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Is this ?Or answer: If you are drinking alcohol after root canal treatment and are taking any pain meds you should NOT be drinking alcohol because it may accentuate the effects of the pain pills.
If dr had to drain or treat any bubble you may have had on the side of your gums it could sting.
So there is usually no pain or problem to the tooth itself from having a drink ...Read more

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I had a root canal last summer. Now that tooth is causing pain. It hurts to breathe air in through my mouth, eat from that side, or drink. I thought since the roots were gone, it could not hurt. What could be wrong?

Root canal : Even tho there is no nerve in the tooth depending on how many canals were found when the root canal was done there can still be a extra canal, fracture , decay under the crown , tooth got re-infected or a different tooth in the same area that can all be possible reasons why you my still be having pain. ...Read more

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I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when i eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why?

I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when i eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why?

New filling?: A tooth that has had a filling placed recently can be sensitive to thermal changes...Especially if the filling was amalgam (silver). A tooth that has had a root canal..If done properly..Will never again feel pain from temperature change. If there is sensitivity to hot or cold, it is likely from another tooth. ...Read more

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I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when i eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why is that?

I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when i eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why is that?

Another Tooth: Root canals remove the ability of that tooth to feel temperature changes. Only a vital ( non root canal tooth) can still feel hot and cold so most likely you ned a root canal on another tooth as well...Sorry. I suggest you go to an endodontist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain after a root canal..?

Yes.. but: It is not uncommon and should subside with time. If not, call your dentist to have the tooth evaluated. ...Read more

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Can i smoke weed after a root canal?

Can i smoke weed after a root canal?

Smoking after rc: It is best not to smoke after a procedure it can prolong healing, it kills the cells that help regenerate the tissue. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches after a root canal?

Why do I get headaches after a root canal?

Root Canal Headache: can be very painful and may deprive you of your sleep. The cause is a flawed root canal therapy, or any new root canal infection. The treatment is antibiotics, pain killers and root canal re-treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

How long does a temporary crown last after a root canal?

Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read more

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How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

How long after a root canal should I get a crown put in?

Within 4 weeks: After root canal therapy the tooth is weaker an can fracture. A post and core may be indicated to build up the tooth but a crown will make the tooth stronger under full function. This all should be completed within 4 weeks post root canal therapy. ...Read more

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I have severe pain right after a root canal, is there something i can take?

NSAID and Tylenol (acetaminophen): If this severe pain has occurred and you did not receive pain medication you can alternate NSAID and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Call your dentist for further instructions. ...Read more

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Is it normal for there to be a little bleeding after a root canal? At what point should I be concerned?

Is it normal for there to be a little bleeding after a root canal? At what point should I be concerned?

Bleeding after rct: Bleeding may occur from the clamp placed to secure the rubber dam and this should resolve after a day or two if it persists longer contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Is sun exposure bag after a root canal? I had one on thursday and was out in the sun today for about an hour.

No direct connection: No direct connection to the root canal treatment itself. Just don't overdo your exposure. ...Read more

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I had a temporary crown put in after a root canal about 1 and 1/2 years ago and have not gotten the permanent crown put in. Is this bad?

Only if...: It's only bad if you mind losing the tooth. Temporary crowns are just that, temporary. They are not designed to last more than a very short time. Greatest risk is leakage of the sealing material between the cap and the tooth, allowing bacteria to get under the crown and destroy the tooth. Please see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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What are signs of infection after a root canal?

What are signs of infection after a root canal?

Pain, swelling: Common signs of infection after a root canal could be pain on biting, swelling on the area.

If the root canal was recently completed, it may still be healing. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a root canal?

Nothing to something: Root canal post op varies from nothing meaning no pain or discomfort to some discomfort. But nothing major to keep you up at night or away from work. Mostly it will remove your original pain immediately. Sometimes a generalized soreness upon chewing or touching the area is normal for few days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go to work after a root canal?

Yes!: Of course this depends upon you; however, for most all people there is very little reason why you could not go to work. We all know those who do not go to work even if they just feel tired or have perhaps sniffles. Truly, much depends upon your own willingness to work and perhaps mental toughness. ...Read more

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Could I go back to work right after a root canal?

Could I go back to work right after a root canal?

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. ...Read more

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Does the pain stop immediately after a root canal?

Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after a procedure, and typically after that period of time, you will begin to experience more relief. ...Read more